what is the difference between ground hogs and beavers?
- Professor FrinkLv 610 years agoFavorite Answer
They are both rodents, but they're different species in different families.
Groundhogs (Marmota monax), also known as woodchucks, belong to the family Sciuridae. They are marmots - a group of large ground squirrels. This is a groundhog:
There are two species of beaver, the American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European beaver (Castor fiber). They belong to the family Castoridae. They are adapted for an aquatic way of life, having webbed feet and large, flat tails. This is a beaver:
- ?Lv 44 years ago
Ground hogs live in the East and Prairie Dogs live in the desert
- markie oLv 610 years ago
Woodchucks are big squirrels. Beavers are in a Family all their own: Castoridae. Both belong in the Order Rodentia: gnawing mammals.
- PrincessLv 610 years ago
their tails, for starters.