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Ammospermophilus jeffriesi Miller 1980 (antelope squirrel)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43981

Full reference: W. E. Miller. 1980. The Late Pliocene Las Tunas Local Fauna from Southernmost Baja California, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 54(4):762-805

Belongs to Ammospermophilus according to W. E. Miller 1980

Sister taxa: Ammospermophilus fossilis, Ammospermophilus hanfordi, Ammospermophilus interpres, Ammospermophilus junturensis, Ammospermophilus leucurus

Type specimen: IGCU 2296, a skull (major portion of a skull, incomplete right jaw, and left jaw fragment). Its type locality is Las Tunas, which is in a Blancan terrestrial mudstone/sandstone in Mexico.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore