Castorid Phylogenetics: Implications for the Evolution of Swimming and Tree-Exploitation in Beavers

@article{Rybczynski2006CastoridPI,
  title={Castorid Phylogenetics: Implications for the Evolution of Swimming and Tree-Exploitation in Beavers},
  author={Natalia Rybczynski},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={1-35}
}
  • N. Rybczynski
  • Published 5 February 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
Beavers (Castoridae) are semiaquatic rodents that modify forest and aquatic habitats by exploiting trees as a source of food and building material. The capacity of beavers to transform habitats has attracted interest from a variety of researchers, including ecologists, geomorphologists and evolutionary biologists. This study uses morphological and behavioral evidence from the fossil record to investigate the evolutionary history of tree-exploitation and swimming in beavers. The findings suggest… 

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