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Tamias ateles

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Taxonomy
Eutamias ateles was named by Hall (1930). Its type specimen is UCMP 28521, a set of teeth (Worn right M1, M2, and M3), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Rodent Hill, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Barstow Formation of California.

It was recombined as Tamias (Neotamias) ateles by Bryant (1945); it was recombined as Nototamias ateles by Pratt and Morgan (1989); it was recombined as Tamias ateles by James (1963), Black (1963), Lindsay (1972), Sutton and Korth (1995) and Schiebout and Ting (2000).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1930Eutamias ateles Hall
1945Tamias (Neotamias) ateles Bryant p. 358
1963Tamias ateles Black
1963Tamias ateles James
1972Tamias ateles Lindsay
1989Nototamias ateles Pratt and Morgan
1995Tamias ateles Sutton and Korth
2000Tamias ateles Schiebout and Ting

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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
tribeMarmotini
genusTamiasIllinger 1811
speciesateles()

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 1945Teeth small, size about as in Tamias quadrivittatus inyoensis; protoconules absent; protolophs not greatly constricted at junction with protocone; metaconules smaller than in existing species of Neotamias; mesostyles relatively large; posterointernal part of m3 large