Protospermophilus Gazin 1930 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to M. Bryant 1945

See also 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, Petauristodon, Pliopetaurista, Pliopetes, Pliosciuropterus, Prospermophilus, Protosciurus, Protoxerini, Pteromyinae, Ratufini, Sciurillus, Sciurinae, Sciurini, Sciurion, Sciurotamias, Tamiasciurini, Vulcanisciurus, Xerini

Subtaxa: Protospermophilus angusticeps Protospermophilus kelloggi Protospermophilus malheurensis Protospermophilus quatalensis Protospermophilus tephrus Protospermophilus vortmani

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Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan collection), Greece (1), United States (48: California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (2: Nebraska)

• Arikareean of United States (3: Nebraska, Oregon)

• Oligocene of Canada (1: Saskatchewan), United States (5: Nebraska, South Dakota)

Total: 61 collections including 65 occurrences

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