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Now and Then: The Species, Including Fossils

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of the evolution of the beaver as a single organism. The beaver is the second largest rodent after the South American capybara. Beavers belong to the family ... More


Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Aquatic Mammals

Henry Pihlström

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a comparative study of the structure and function of chemical senses in aquatic mammals. It first discusses the chemosensory systems of extant species of Monotremata, ... More


Rodentia

Alisa J Winkler, Christiane Denys, and D. Margaret Avery

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes the geographic distribution and ecology of the extant families of African rodents. It focuses on the fossil record and discusses the systematics, biochronology, and ... More


Mammals

Kristina A. Schierenbeck

in Phylogeography of California

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520278875
eISBN:
9780520959248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278875.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The mammal fauna of California was significantly shaped by Beringian migrations that occurred episodically from the Eocene through the late Pleistocene. Wide-dispersing mammals show evidence of ... More


Introducing the beaver

Frank Rosell and Róisín Campbell-Palmer

in Beavers: Ecology, Behaviour, Conservation, and Management

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198835042
eISBN:
9780191872860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835042.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter introduces and describes the two extant species of beavers, the Eurasian Castor fiber and the North American Castor canadensis, including their classification from the order Rodentia, ... More


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