Family Castoridae Gray 1821 (beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Full reference: J. E. Gray. 1821. On the natural arrangement of vertebrose animals. The London Medical Repository Monthly Journal and Review 15:296-310

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

See also Bonaparte 1850, Carroll 1988, Eshelman et al. 2018, Flower 1883, Flower and Lydekker 1891, Gray 1821, Johnson 1966, Korth 2007, Korth and Bailey 2006, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Lambe 1908, Nowak 1991, Nowak 1999, Sach and Heizmann 2001, Shoshani et al. 1989 and Wood 1958

Sister taxon: Eutypomyidae

Subtaxa: Agnotocastor Agnotocastorinae Anchitheriomys Asiacastor Boreofiber Capatanka Castorinae Castoroidinae Chalicomys Euroxenomys Migmacastor Neatocastor Oligotheriomys Palaeocastorinae Palaeomys Romanocastor Trigontherium Trogontheriinae Trogontherium Youngofiber Zamolxifiber

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Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (8: Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Yukon collections), China (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (3), Germany (13), Greece (3), 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 (106: 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), 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 (27), Germany (7), Greece (2), Hungary (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 (161: 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 (40: Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), Canada (3: Saskatchewan), China (3), France (1), Germany (2), Japan (1), Kazakhstan (13), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Turkey (1), United States (93: Colorado, Florida, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

• Eocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Nebraska, Wyoming)

Total: 762 collections including 919 occurrences

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