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Marmota minor Kellogg 1910 (marmot)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47901

Alternative combination: Arctomys minor

Belongs to Marmota according to M. D. Bryant 1945

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

Type specimen: UCMP V-12538, a partial skull ( Part of a left maxilla with P3 and, P4; part of a right mandibular parts of upper and lower incisors; right M2 and M;3 in a fragment of the maxilla; M2 and M3 ). Its type locality is Thousand Creek, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Nevada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 4.00 x 4.05