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Sciurus venturus Bryant 1945 (squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51501

Full reference: M. D. Bryant. 1945. Phylogeny of Nearctic Sciuridae. American Midland Naturalist 33(2):257-390

Belongs to Sciurus according to M. D. Bryant 1945

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

Type specimen: UCMP 34550, a mandible (A part of a left mandibular ramus extending from the level of the anterior margin of M1 to the base of the vertical ramus, lower molar teeth well preserved)

Ecology: scansorial insectivore