Superfamily Castoroidea Gray 1821 (rodent)

Mammalia - Rodentia

Parent taxon: Rodentia according to C. Montgelard et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Alagomyidae, Allactagidae, Allomyidae, Anomalomyidae, Anomaluroidea, Aplodontoidea, Archetypomyidae, Callodontomys, Cavina, Cercolabidae, Conilurus, Ctenohystrica, Cylindrodontidae, Diatomyidae, Dolosimus, Downsimys, Echinomyidae, Ectropomys, Epeiromys, Eryomyidae, Eryomyina, Geomorpha, Geomyoidea, Gliridae, Gliroidea, Homocentrus, Hystricognatha, Hystricomorpha, Ischyromyidae, Ivanantonia, Megacricetodontidae, Muriformia, Mylagaulidae, Myodonta, Myomorpha, Pairomys, Paramyidae, Petauristidae, Protrogomorpha, Pseudomys, Quercymys, Remyidae, Sciurognathi, Sciuroidea, Sciuromorpha, Siphneidae, Taeniodus, Theridomyoidea, Yuomyidae, Zamoramys, Zapodidae, Zelomyidae

Subtaxa: Castoridae Eutypomyidae

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (8: Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon collections), China (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (3), Germany (13), Greece (7), Hungary (3), Italy (4), the Netherlands (4), Poland (1), Romania (9), the Russian Federation (2), South Africa (1), Spain (4), Turkey (2), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (9), United States (111: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (49: Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (2), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1), United States (1: Montana)

• Pliocene of Canada (1: Northwest Territories), China (5), France (2), Greece (4), Hungary (1), Italy (3), Kazakhstan (1), Moldova (1), Poland (1), Romania (15), the Russian Federation (5), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Ukraine (3), the United Kingdom (2), United States (2: Idaho)

• Hemphillian of Canada (1: Alberta), United States (35: Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon)

• Miocene of Austria (2), Canada (9: Saskatchewan), China (17), France (29), Germany (7), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Kazakhstan (1), Moldova (2), Poland (3), Portugal (1), the Russian Federation (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (16), Switzerland (6), Turkey (2), Ukraine (1), United States (162: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (18: Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (42: Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), Canada (4: Saskatchewan), China (3), France (1), Germany (2), Japan (1), Kazakhstan (13), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Turkey (1), United States (106: Colorado, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota)

• Eocene of Canada (7: Saskatchewan), the United Kingdom (1), United States (20: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)

Total: 816 collections including 984 occurrences

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