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Temporal range: 24–0 Ma
Late Miocene – Recent
North American beaver (Castor canadensis)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Faimily: Castoridae
Subfaimily: Castorinae
Genus: Castor
Linnaeus, 1758

C. fiber – Eurasie beaver
C. canadensis – North American beaver
C. californicus

Beaver range map

A beaver (genus: Castor) is a muckle rodent that bides in watter. Thare is twa kynds o beavers; Castor canadensis, fund in North Americae, an Castor fiber, fund in Eurasie. Thay are kent maist as ainimals that bigs thair ludges as timmer dams in burns.

A kynd o Shetland sheep wis kent as a beaver acause o its fine fur awfu lik doun that growed aneath lang, coorse hair.