American Beaver Castor canadensis Kuhl, 1820
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Mammalia   >   Order Rodentia   >   Family Castoridae   >   Genus Castor   

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Maryland beavers almost certainly host the Beaver Parasite Beetle (Platypsyllus castoris) that is an ectoparasite that specializes on beavers throughout the U.S. and southern Canada (Evans, 2014).

There are 152 records in the project database.

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An American Beaver in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/28/2014). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

An American Beaver in Howard Co., Maryland (4/15/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

American Beavers in Silver Spring, Maryland (8/20/2012). Photo by Stephen Davies. (MBP list)

An American Beaver in Charles Co., Maryland (4/8/2017). Photo by William Wise. (MBP list)

An American Beaver in Silver Spring, Maryland (8/20/2012). Overall size, head shape, and especially tail shape can be used to separate from Muskrat and River Otter. Photo by Stephen Davies. (MBP list)

An American Beaver in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/3/2016). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A dam made by American Beaver in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/5/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

American Beaver lodge in Prince George's Co., Maryland (2/28/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Tree felled by American Beaver at Patuxent Ponds, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/5/2011). Photo by Janice Browne. (MBP list)

American Beaver sign in Charles Co., Maryland (1/16/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Evidence of an American Beaver in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/6/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Signs of American Beaver in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Beaver tracks at Meadowbrook Park, Howard Co., Maryland (1/4/2014). Notes from Richard Orr: "The tracks of Beaver are distinctive since their large broad nails show well in snow. Usually however the tracks are destroyed by the dragging tail. If the tail is not dragging it is because the beaver is dragging wood -- the tail is lifted up for added balance. In this case the beaver tracks were in a snow trough and were protected from the tail or wood being dragged behind." Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A tree recently felled by an American Beaver in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/25/2016). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

An American Beaver lodge in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/25/2016). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

An American Beaver dam in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/16/2017). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)

An American Beaver dam in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/31/2014). Photo by Bonnie Bell. (MBP list)


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