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Petauristodon minimus Lindsay 1972 (squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50278

Alternative combination: Sciuropterus minimus

Full reference: E. H. Lindsay. 1972. Small mammal fossils from the Barstow Formation, California. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 93:1-104

Belongs to Petauristodon according to B. Engesser 1979

Sister taxa: Petauristodon jamesi, Petauristodon mathewsi, Petauristodon pattersoni, Petauristodon uphami, Sciuropterus gaudryi, Sciuropterus volans, Sciuropterus russicus, Sciuropterus jourdani

Type specimen: Its type locality is Carnivore Canyon 6, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Barstow Formation of California

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore