Castoroides Foster 1838 (giant beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Parent taxon: Castoroidini according to W. W. Korth 2008

See also Alroy 2002, Eshelman et al. 2018, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Rybczynski 2007

Sister taxa: Dipoides, Monosaulax, Prodipoides

Subtaxa: Castoroides leiseyorum Castoroides ohioensis

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Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (6: Ontario, Yukon collections), United States (52: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia)

Total: 58 collections each including a single occurrence

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