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Hystricops Leidy 1858 (beaver)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Castoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41547

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Parent taxon: Castorinae according to N. Rybczynski 2007

Sister taxa: Castor, Propalaeocastor, Sinocastor, Steneofiber

Subtaxa: Hystricops browni, Hystricops venustus

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