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Trogontherium cuvieri Fischer von Waldheim, 1809



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonymy follows (Fostowicz-Frelik, 2008):

Castor trogontherium Cuvier, 1812: pt. IV, chap. V, a. I: 4.

Diabroticus schmerlingi” Pomel, 1848: 167, nomen nudum.

Conodontes boisvilletti Laugel, 1862: 715-717.

Dipoides lydekkeri Schlosser, 1902: 117.

Trogontherium Soergeli Rüger, 1928: 224, pl. 11, fi gs 5, 6.

Sinocastor andersoni Teilhard de Chardin, 1942: 5, fi g. 7.


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Original scientific description:

Fischer, G. von Waldheim. (1809). Sur l’Elasmotherium et le Trogontherium, deux animaux fossils et inconnus de la Russie. Memoirs de l’Academie Imperiale des Sciences de Moscou 2: 250-268.


Other references:

Apoltsev, D. A. and Rekovets, L. I. (2015). Beavers of the genus Trogontherium (Castoridae, Rodentia) from the late Miocene of Ukraine. Vestnik zoologii 49(6): 419-528.

Fostowicz-Frelik, Łucja. (2008). First record of Trogontherium cuvieri (Mammalia, Rodentia) from the middle Pleistocene of Poland and review of the species. Geodiversitas 30(4): 765-778.

Koenigswald, W. von and Menger, F. (1997). Mögliches Auftreten von Trogontherium cuvieri und Alces latifrons im letzten Interglazial der nördlichen Oberrheinebene. Cranium 14(1): 2-10.

Mayhew, David F. (1978). Reinterpretation of the extinct beaver Trogontherium (Mammalia, Rodentia). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 282: 407-438.

Mayhew, David F., de Vos, John and van Veen, Joop C. (2008). The first record of Trogontherium cuvieri (Rodentia, Castoridae) from the Oosterschelde. DEINSEA 12: 17-20.

Schreuder, A. (1929). Conodontes (Trogontherium) and Castor from the Teglian Clay compared with the Castoridae from other localities. – Archives du Musée Teyler, série 3, 6: 99-321.

Schreuder, A. (1951). The Three Species of Trogontherium, With a Remark On Anchitheriomys. Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie 8(1): [pagination?]. [Abstract]

Yang, Yangheshan et al. (In Press, 2019). Last record of Trogontherium cuvieri (Mammalia, Rodentia) from the late Pleistocene of China. Quaternary International. doi: [Abstract]


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