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Arctomys vetus Marsh 1871 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44298

Alternative combinations: Marmota vetus, Palaearctomys vetus

Full reference: O. C. Marsh. 1871. Notice of some new fossil mammals and birds from the Tertiary formation of the West. American Journal of Science 2(8):120-127

Belongs to Arctomys according to O. C. Marsh 1871

Sister taxa: Marmota arizonae, Marmota broweri, Marmota caligata, Marmota flaviventris, Marmota korthi, Marmota marmota, Marmota minor, Marmota monax, Marmota nevadensis, Marmota olympus, Marmota vancouverensis, Lagomys sardus, Arctomys primigenia, Arctomys tortus

Type specimen: YPM VP10323

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 3.60 x 3.20