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Spermophilus dotti Hibbard 1954 (ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51691

Alternative combination: Citellus dotti

Full reference: C. W. Hibbard. 1954. A New Pliocene Vertebrate Fauna From Oklahoma. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters 39:339-359

Belongs to Spermophilus according to T. S. Kelly 1997

Sister taxa: Spermophilus armatus, Spermophilus beecheyi, Spermophilus boothi, Spermophilus cochisei, Spermophilus columbianus, Spermophilus cragini, Spermophilus cyanocittus, Spermophilus elegans, Spermophilus finlayensis, Spermophilus franklinii, Spermophilus fricki, Spermophilus howelli, Spermophilus jerae, Spermophilus johnstoni, Spermophilus lateralis, Spermophilus lorisrusselli, Spermophilus matachicensis, Spermophilus matthewi, Spermophilus mcgheei, Spermophilus mckayensis, Spermophilus meadensis, Spermophilus meltoni, Spermophilus mexicanus, Spermophilus parryii, Spermophilus primitivus, Spermophilus rexroadensis, Spermophilus richardsonii, Spermophilus russelli, Spermophilus shotwelli, Spermophilus spilosoma, Spermophilus superciliosus, Spermophilus taylori, Spermophilus townsendii, Spermophilus tridecemlineatus, Spermophilus tuitus, Spermophilus variegatus, Spermophilus wellingtonensis, Spermophilus wilsoni, Citellus ridgwayi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) gidleyi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) argonautus, Citellus (Otospermophilus) bensoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Buis Ranch, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in Oklahoma

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 2.37 x 2.96, M2 2.71 x 3.41, M3 3.15 x 3.23, m1 2.44 x 2.86, m2 2.73 x 3.17, m3 3.10 x 3.20