Prospermophilus Qiu and Storch 2000 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Full reference: Z. Qiu and G. Storch. 2000. The early Pliocene Micromammalian Fauna of Bilike, Inner Mongolia, China (Mammalia: Lipotyphla, Chiroptera, Rodentia, Lagomorpha). Senckenbergiana lethaea 80(1):173-229

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to Z. Qiu and G. Storch 2000

Sister taxa: Albanensia, Arctomyoides, Blackiini, Callosciurini, Cedromurinae, Comtia, Cynomyoides, Forsythia, Funambulini, Hesperopetes, Heteroxerus, Marmotini, Miosciurus, Miospermophilus, Nototamias, Oligosciurus, Paenemarmota, Palaearctomys, Palaeosciurus, Parapaenemarmota, Paratamias, Petauristodon, Pliopetaurista, Pliopetes, Pliosciuropterus, Protosciurus, Protospermophilus, Protoxerini, Pteromyinae, Ratufini, Sciurillus, Sciurinae, Sciurini, Sciurion, Sciurotamias, Tamiasciurini, Vulcanisciurus, Xerini

Subtaxa: Prospermophilus orientalis

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Type: Spermophilus orientalis

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution: found only at Bilike (Pliocene of China)

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