Palaeocastor Leidy 1869 (beaver)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Castoridae

Parent taxon: Palaeocastorinae according to N. Rybczynski 2007

See also Alroy 2002, Cope 1881, Hay 1902, Korth 2014 and McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Capacikala, Euhapsis, Fossorcastor, Pseudopalaeocastor

Subtaxa: Palaeocastor nebrascensis Palaeocastor peninsulatus Palaeocastor wahlerti

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Ecology: amphibious browser

Distribution:

• Harrisonian of United States (6: Nebraska, South Dakota collections)

• Arikareean of United States (13: Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Oligocene of Kazakhstan (3), United States (42: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 64 collections including 65 occurrences

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