Sciurus niger Linnaeus 1758 (fox squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Synonym: Sciurus cinereus Linnaeus 1758

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Sciurus according to O. Thomas 1911

See also Kurten and Anderson 1980 and Linnaeus 1758

Sister taxa: Sciurus (Prosciurus), Sciurus aberti, Sciurus alleni, Sciurus arizonensis, Sciurus ballovianus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus flavus, Sciurus giganteus, Sciurus griseus, Sciurus olsoni, Sciurus prevostii, Sciurus siderolithicus, Sciurus spectabilis, Sciurus tecuyensis, Sciurus venturus, Sciurus vittatus, Sciurus vortmani, Sciurus vulgaris

Ecology: arboreal granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (4: Florida, Ohio, Texas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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