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Castoroides ohioensis dilophidus Martin, 1969

Giant beaver

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: c.9,000 BC?

 

Distribution

Florida, USA

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: UF 12404

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Martin, R. A. (1969). Taxonomy of the giant Pleistocene beaver Castoroides from Florida. Journal of Paleontology 43(4):1033-1041.

 

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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