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Sciurus (Prosciurus) vetustus

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Taxonomy
Sciurus (Prosciurus) vetustus was named by Matthew (1903). Its type specimen is AMNH 9626, a maxilla (an upper jaw with complete unworn dentition), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Pipestone Springs, which is in a Chadronian terrestrial claystone in the Renova Formation of Montana.

It was recombined as Prosciurus vetustus by Matthew (1910).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1903Sciurus (Prosciurus) vetustus Matthew p. 213 fig. 9
1909Sciurus (Prosciurus) vetustus Matthew
1910Prosciurus vetustus Matthew p. 63
1937Sciurus (Prosciurus) vetustus Wood
1962Sciurus (Prosciurus) vetustus Wood
1972Prosciurus minor Russell

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilySciuroidea
familySciuridae
tribeSciurini
genusSciurus
subgenusProsciurus
speciesvetustus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available