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last update 29 August 2013 | version 2.6.2

 

Database


 

Taxonomy

Accepted name

Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758

Taxonomic rank

Species

Taxonomic status

valid

Taxonomic comment

No consensus regarding the number of subspecies; geographic variation obscured by translocations

Taxonomic identifier

urn:lsid:faunaeur.org:taxname:305558


Nomenclature and Synonyms

Genus group name(s)

Taxonomic comment

Castor Linnaeus 1758 [genus]

no synonyms present in the database for this taxon

Species group name(s)

Original genus

Taxonomic comment

fiber Linnaeus 1758 [species]

Castor

No consensus regarding the number of subspecies; geographic variation obscured by translocations

no synonyms present in the database for this taxon


Taxonomic Hierarchy

Rank

Name

Kingdom

Animalia

Subkingdom

Eumetazoa

Phylum

Chordata

Subphylum

Vertebrata

Infraphylum

Gnathostomata

Class

Mammalia

Subclass

Eutheria

Order

Rodentia

Suborder

Sciurognathi

Family

Castoridae

Genus

Castor

Species

fiber



Distribution

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Experts

Name

Fauna Europaea status

Bogdanowicz, Prof. Dr Wieslaw

group coordinator

Bogdanowicz, Prof. Dr Wieslaw

taxonomic specialist

Zagorodniuk, Dr Igor

associate specialist


References

Accepted name:

Castor fiber Linnaeus 1758

Author

Year

Title

Source

Halley, D. J. & Rosel, F.

2002

The beaver's reconquest of Eurasia: status, population development and management of a conservation success

Mammal Review 32 (3): 153-178




 

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