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Petauristodon pattersoni Pratt and Morgan 1989 (squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50279

Full reference: A. E. Pratt and G. S. Morgan. 1989. New Sciuridae (Mammalia: Rodentia) from the Early Miocene Thomas Farm Local Fauna, Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 9(1):89-100

Belongs to Petauristodon according to A. E. Pratt and G. S. Morgan 1989

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

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Average measurements (in mm): P4 2.81 x 3.05, M1 2.66 x 3.05, M2 2.66 x 3.05, m1 2.73 x 2.88