[Eruption and shedding of the teeth in the beaver, Castor fiber albicus (author's transl)]

Anat Anz. 1977;142(4):374-84.
[Article in German]


46 skulls of Castor fiber albicus aged from 0 to 2 years were studied morphologically and radiographically with regard to eruption and shedding of the teeth. According to the characteristics of the dentition the age of immature beavers until to 1 1/2 years can be determined with an error of about 4 weeks. Later the development of the roots and the apposition of cementum are to consider additionally.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Dentition
  • Rodentia / physiology*
  • Tooth Eruption*
  • Tooth, Deciduous / physiology*