Douglassciurus bjorki Korth 2014 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Full reference: W. W. Korth. 2014. Rodents (Mammalia) from the Whitneyan (Middle Oligocene) Cedar Pass Fauna of South Dakota. Annals of Carnegie Museum 82(4):373-398

Belongs to Douglassciurus according to W. W. Korth et al. 2022

See also Korth 2014

Sister taxa: Douglassciurus jeffersoni, Douglassciurus oaxacaensis

Type specimen: SDSM 56506, a mandible (right dentary with i1, p4–m3). Its type locality is Cedar Pass (SDSM V712), which is in a Whitneyan terrestrial horizon in the Brule Formation of South Dakota.

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore


• Oligocene of United States (1: South Dakota collection)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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