Petauristodon Engesser 1979 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Synonym: Sciuropterus Cuvier 1825

Full reference: B. Engesser. 1979. Relationships of some insectivores and rodents from the Miocene of North America and Europe. Bulletin of Carnegie Museum of Natural History 14:1-68

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to T. Skwara 1986

See also Alroy 2002, Engesser 1979, Gray 1825 and McKenna and Bell 1997

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

Subtaxa: Petauristodon jamesi Petauristodon mathewsi Petauristodon minimus Petauristodon pattersoni Petauristodon uphami Sciuropterus gaudryi Sciuropterus jourdani Sciuropterus russicus

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Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore


• Quaternary of United States (1: Maryland collection)

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), Panama (1), United States (31: California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Wyoming)

• Arikareean of United States (3: California)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 38 collections including 39 occurrences

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