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.
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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