Castoridae


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Noun1.Castoridae - beavers
mammal family - a family of mammals
Sciuromorpha, suborder Sciuromorpha - large more or less primitive rodents: squirrels; marmots; gophers; beavers; etc.
genus Castor, Castor - type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
Castoroides, genus Castoroides - extinct beavers of the Pleistocene; of eastern and southern United States
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Cricetinae, Muridae, Spalacidae, Calomyscidae, Capromyidae, Hystricidae, Castoridae. Koper, Slovenia, KnjiA3/4nica Annales Majora, University of Primorska Science and Research Centre, pp.
American porcupine M Castoridae Castor canadensis American beaver L Cricetidae Neotoma magister Allegheny woodrat S Microtus spp.
Meaning "ancient beaver" (Castoridae is the family that includes beavers), the several known species of Palaeocastor most likely looked like a cross between a modern North American beaver and a gopher and lived only in what is now the American Midwest.
The North American beaver, Castor canadensis Kuhl, 1820 (Rodentia, Castoridae) was introduced to the main island of the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago (TDF, from now on) in 1946, and by the 2000s, beavers were estimated to impact 20-40% of the stream length of the island (Anderson et al., 2014).
Rodentia II: Cricetinae, Muridae, Spalacidae, Calomyscidae, Capromyidae, Hystricidae, Castoridae, Koper, 2009.
Since all the insectivores and some rodent families (in our case Sciuridae, Castoridae, Gliridae, Eomyidae) have premolars and others do not (muroid rodents), this results in an over-representation of the former taxa.
1973: Karyotypes and taxonomy of modern beavers (Castor, Castoridae, Mammalia).--Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 52: 734-743.
Castoridae.--American beavers (Castor canadens&) were seen on many occasions in or near White Lick Creek.