North American Beaver
Common Name American Beaver and Canadian Beaver
Range Canada
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Rodentia
Family Castoridae
Genus Castor
Species C. Canadensis
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The North american beaver' (Castor canadensis) is one of the two beaver species. It is found in the Americas, native to North America and introduced to South America. In the United States and Canada, where no other species of beaver occurs, it is usually simply referred to as "beaver". Its other vernacular names, including American beaver and Canadian beaver, distinguish this species from the one other extant beaver, eurasian beaver, native to Eurasia. ("Canadian beaver" also refers to the subspecies Castor canadensis canadensis.)

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