With the most beautiful colors from a Florida Pleistocene spring deposit along with choice detail, it would be hard to improve upon this impeccable Giant Beaver molar. Chewing surface is complete with full cusp detail. Longitudinal growth lines are very well illustrated. Minor separation on the chewing surface does not detract from this gorgeous rarity. Even the hollow and very delicate root is complete and undamaged which is truly amazing. Add to these features, a bright pumpkin orange that only a spring deposit could offer and you have a real prize fossil from this bizarre creature! NO REPAIR and NO FABRICATION.
Castoroides, or giant beaver, is an extinct genus of enormous beavers that lived in North America during the Pleistocene. C. leiseyorum and its northern sister species Castoroides ohioensis, were the largest beavers to ever exist. Prehistoric giant beavers were much larger than modern beavers. Their average length was approximately 1.9 m (6.2 ft), and they could grow as large as 2.2 m (7.2 ft). The weight of the giant beaver could vary from 90 kg (198 lb) to 125 kg (276 lb). This makes it the largest known rodent in North America during the Pleistocene and the largest known beaver.
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