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Sciurus Linnaeus 1758 (squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41525

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

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

Sister taxa: Microsciurus, Rheithrosciurus, Syntheosciurus

Subtaxa: Sciurus (Prosciurus), Sciurus aberti, Sciurus alleni, Sciurus arizonensis, Sciurus ballovianus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus flavus, Sciurus giganteus, Sciurus griseus, Sciurus niger, Sciurus olsoni, Sciurus prevostii, Sciurus vittatus, Sciurus vortmani, Sciurus vulgaris

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Type: Atlantoxerus getulus

Ecology: arboreal granivore-frugivore