Tribe Sciurini (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Parent taxon: Sciuridae according to J. M. Mercer and V. L. Roth 2003

See also Emry et al. 2005

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, Protospermophilus, Protoxerini, Pteromyinae, Ratufini, Sciurillus, Sciurinae, Sciurion, Sciurotamias, Tamiasciurini, Vulcanisciurus, Xerini

Subtaxa: Microsciurus Plesiosciurus Rheithrosciurus Sciurus Syntheosciurus

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Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (1 collection), the Czech Republic (2), France (3), Germany (4), Greece (6), Hungary (2), Indonesia (1), Israel (3), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Panama (1), Peru (1), Poland (1), Romania (6), the United Kingdom (2), United States (50: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia), Venezuela (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of France (1)

• Pliocene of Austria (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Poland (5), Spain (1)

• MN 13 of Spain (1)

• Miocene of China (5), France (3), Germany (1), Mongolia (4), Spain (1), United States (1: Nevada)

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

• Oligocene of France (2), Germany (1), Mongolia (1), Switzerland (1)

• Eocene of Switzerland (1)

Total: 122 collections including 129 occurrences

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