†tribe Blackiini de Bruijn et al. 1980 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Full reference: H. de Bruijn, A.J. van der Meulen, and G. Katsikatsos. 1980. The mammals from the Lower Miocene of Aliveri (Island of Evia, Greece). Part 1. The Sciuridae. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B 83(3):241-261

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to H. de Bruijn et al. 1980

Sister taxa: Albanensia, Arctomyoides, Callosciurini, Cedromurinae, Comtia, Cynomyoides, Forsythia, Funambulini, Hesperopetes, Heteroxerus, Marmotini, Miosciurus, Miospermophilus, 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: Blackia

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Type: Blackia

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Germany (1 collection), Poland (4)

• Miocene of Austria (3), Germany (10), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (4), Slovakia (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (9), United States (2: Nebraska)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Germany (1)

• Oligocene of Germany (2)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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