He beaver is a animal mammal which belongs to the order of rodents : those species that have incisive teeth with much edge that they use to gnaw wood, eat and defend themselves. Beavers are characterized by their crushed tail that is covered with scales; its short legs that have feet with five fingers; and her fine hair
These animals live in regions of Europe , America and Asia , always in the northern hemisphere. However, there are communities that have settled in southern Argentina, where they were introduced by the man .
Beavers stand out for their ability to build homes in lakes , streams and rivers . For this they develop dikes that block the water flow and create the calls castoreras with wood obtained from trees thanks to their incisors. Dikes built by beavers contribute to flood control and favor the development of wetlands.
It is possible to differentiate between three species of beaver. He american beaver It is the largest rodent in the northern hemisphere. He european beaver It is smaller than the American and is protected to prevent its disappearance. The extinction In fact, it is what ended the third of the known beaver species, the from Kellogg .
The beaver of Kellogg, whose scientific name was Beaver californicushad his habitat in the western United States from the end of the Miocene to the beginning of the Pleistocene, geological periods that cover a strip of more than twenty million years and which ended approximately two million years ago. This species had many similarities with the American beaver, although its size was larger. Just like the other members of its genus, it was semi-aquatic. Its fossils were found in the Mexican state of Sonora and in various parts of North America, such as the states of Idaho, Washington, California and Nebraska.
The decrease in beaver populations is linked to the exploitation that the human being performs of their skins, highly valued decades ago. The castoreum , a substance that beavers secrete to take care of their hair. This liquid is usually used in the manufacture of perfumes and as an additive for certain foods.
As a proper name, we find this word in several concepts. For example, it is a villa American found in the state of Louisiana, more precisely in the parish of Bienville. Until 2010, a senso showed that its population was only 258 inhabitants. Since it is located in the southeast of the country, its climate is favorable and very pleasant for those who wish to avoid extreme temperatures.
In 1969, on the other hand, a rocket probe baptized with the name of Beaver A , a two-stage vehicle that features four single-stage rockets, model Canopus II. The Indian Institute of Space Engineering (whose original name in English is Indian Institute of Aircraft Engineering). Broadly speaking, we can say that it has a length of 7 meters, its diameter of 28 centimeters, its total mass of 300 kilograms and its height of 400 kilometers.
With tilde in the to , the Beaver It is a star belonging to the constellation of Gemini. In particular, it is known for being the second brightest in this group, preceded by Pollux, along with which the twin duo that gives rise to the name of the constellation is formed, since gemini It is the Latin term to say "twins." Regarding the name of the star in itself, they chose him for being the one who designated one of the two twins of Greek mythology called Dioscuros, the other of which was precisely Pollux.