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Sciurus vortmani

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Taxonomy
Sciurus vortmani was named by Cope (1879) [also spelt "wortmani"]. Its type specimen is AMNH 6960, a mandible (a left mandibular ramus bearing p4 and m3, the anterior tip and the vertical ramus posterior to the bases of the processes absent), and it is a 3D body fossil.

It was recombined as Prosciurus vortmani by Matthew (1910); it was recombined as Protospermophilus vortmani by Black (1963).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1879Sciurus vortmani Cope p. 1
1910Prosciurus vortmani Matthew
1945Sciurus vortmani Bryant p. 343
1963Protospermophilus vortmani Black

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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()
RankNameAuthor
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilySciuroidea
familySciuridae
tribeSciurini
genusSciurus
speciesvortmani

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. D. Bryant 1945Mandibular ramus about the size of that of Sciurus iecuyensis, deep in
comparison with length; dorsal and ventral masseteric crests prominent; masseteric fossa deep, rounded anteriorly, terminates below the posterior part of m1.