Miospermophilus Black 1963 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Full reference: C. C. Black. 1963. A review of the North American Tertiary Sciuridae. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 130(3):109-248

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to C. C. Black 1963

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Miospermophilus bryanti Miospermophilus lavertyi Miospermophilus wyomingensis

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Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), United States (38: California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (9: California)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 51 collections including 52 occurrences

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