Subfamily Castorinae (beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Parent taxon: Castoridae according to N. Rybczynski 2007

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

Subtaxa: Castor Hystricops Propalaeocastor Sinocastor Steneofiber

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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 (7), 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), Poland (1), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (3), Spain (1), Ukraine (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Idaho)

• Hemphillian of United States (7: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Miocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan), China (1), France (24), Germany (7), Italy (1), Moldova (2), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (5), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1), United States (10: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon)

• Oligocene of Belgium (2), China (2), France (1), Germany (2), Japan (1), Kazakhstan (9), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Turkey (1)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 259 collections including 276 occurrences

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