Palaeosciurus Pomel 1853 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to M. C. McKenna and S. K. Bell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Palaeosciurus feignouxi Palaeosciurus goti Palaeosciurus sutteri

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Type: Palaeosciurus feignouxi

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Austria (2 collections), France (2), Germany (9), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Poland (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (3), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (15), Germany (2), Kazakhstan (1), Spain (1)

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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