Oromys Marivaux et al. 2017 (scaly-tailed squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Anomaluridae

Full reference: L. Marivaux, S. Adnet, M. Benammi, R. Tabuce, and M. Benammi. 2017. Anomaluroid rodents from the earliest Oligocene of Dakhla, Morocco, reveal the long-lived and morphologically conservative pattern of the Anomaluridae and Nonanomaluridae during the Tertiary in Africa. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 15(7):539-569

Parent taxon: Zenkerellinae according to L. Marivaux et al. 2017

Sister taxa: Prozenkerella, Zenkerella

Subtaxa: Oromys zenkerellinopsis

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Type: Oromys zenkerellinopsis

Ecology: arboreal browser-frugivore

Distribution: found only at Dakhla, El Argoub, U4 level C2 (Oligocene of Morocco)

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