Castor Linnaeus 1758 (beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Parent taxon: Castorinae according to N. Rybczynski 2007

See also Gray 1825, Illiger 1811, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Linnaeus 1758, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Shoshani et al. 1989

Sister taxa: Hystricops, Propalaeocastor, Sinocastor, Steneofiber

Subtaxa: Castor (Eucastor) Castor anderssoni Castor californicus Castor canadensis Castor fiber Castor jaegeri Castor peninsulatus Castor veterior

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Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (4: Alberta, Nova Scotia, Yukon collections), the Czech Republic (2), France (2), Germany (12), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Italy (4), the Netherlands (3), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (4), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (5), United States (60: Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (25: Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington)

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

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

• Hemphillian of United States (6: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Miocene of Moldova (2), Spain (1), Ukraine (1)

• Harrisonian of United States (1: South Dakota)

• Arikareean of United States (1: Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (2), United States (3: South Dakota)

Total: 183 collections including 186 occurrences

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