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Eurasian Beaver
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Information
Range Canada
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Castoridae
Genus Castor
Species C. Fiber
Conservation Status
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Least Concern

The Eurasian Beaver is a species from the Castor genus. The word "beaver" comes from Middle English bever which is from Old English beofor which is descended from Proto-Germanic *bebruz which makes beaver cognate with German Biber, Dutch bever and Swedish bjur. They all ultimately stem from Proto-Indo-European *bʰébʰrus meaning "beaver". It is widespread throughout Eurasia.

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European Beaver


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