Castoroides Foster 1838 (giant beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Synonym: Burosor

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

See also Albright et al. 2019, Alroy 2002, Eshelman et al. 2018, Hay 1902, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1860, Martin 1969, McKenna and Bell 1997, Rybczynski 2007 and Wilson 1967

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 (71: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 78 collections each including a single occurrence

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