Canadian Beaver Castor Canadensis. Bio 586/786 Jacob Stewart. Classification . Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Suborder: Sciurognathi Family: Castoridae Genus: Castor Species: Castor canadensis. Identification.
Whiteman exported 500,000 skins annually until 1800 when legislation was put in place to protect the beaver.
Now 175,000 pelts are harvested annually. In some places the beaver has re-established itself to nuisance proportions.
The population is still thought to be only 5 % of what it was when America was first settled
In the winter