The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

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Castoroides leiseyorum Morgan & White, 1995

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: c.9,000 BC

 

Distribution

southeastern United States

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

SC75.33.1 (cranium)

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Morgan, G. S. and White, J. A. (1995). Small Mammals (Insectivora, Lagomorpha, and Rodentia) from the Early Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) Leisey Shell Pit Local Fauna, Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(II)13: 397-461.

 

Other references:

Parmalee, P. W. and Graham, R. W. (2002). Additional records of the giant beaver, Castoroides, from the Mid-South: Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology (93): 65-71. [automatic download]

Plint, Tessa. (2016). Giant Beaver (Castoroides) Palaeoecology Inferred from Stable Isotopes. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 4236. [Abstract]

 

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