The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Castoroides ohioensis dilophidus Martin, 1969

Giant beaver



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: c.9,000 BC?



Florida, USA






Holotype: UF 12404






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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