Castor californicus

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Castor californicus
Temporal range: late Miocene to early Pleistocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Castoridae
Genus: Castor
Species: C. californicus
Binomial name
Castor californicus
Kellogg, 1911
Castor californicus map.PNG
Sites of C. californicus finds

Castor accessor Hay, 1927[1]

Castor californicus is an extinct species of beaver that lived in western North America from the end of the Miocene to the early Pleistocene.[1] The species was similar to but larger than the extant North American beaver, C. canadensis.[2]


  1. ^ a b "The Paleobiology Database - Castor californicus". Retrieved 2007-09-30. 
  2. ^ Kurtén, B., and E. Anderson (1980). Pleistocene Mammals of North America. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 236–237. ISBN 0-231-03733-3.