Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758 (Eurasian beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Synonyms: Castor plicidens Major 1874, Castor praefiber Deperet 1890

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

Belongs to Castor according to O. Thomas 1911

See also Linnaeus 1758, van de Weerd 1979 and van de Weerd et al. 1982

Sister taxa: Castor (Eucastor), Castor anderssoni, Castor californicus, Castor canadensis, Castor jaegeri, Castor peninsulatus, Castor veterior

Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Czech Republic (2 collections), Germany (12), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Italy (2), the Netherlands (3), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (4), Turkey (2), the United Kingdom (4)

• Pliocene of Greece (3), Kazakhstan (1), Slovakia (3), Ukraine (2)

• Miocene of Moldova (2), Ukraine (1)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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