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Spermophilus mcgheei Strain 1966 (ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51707

Alternative combinations: Citellus mcgheei, Spermophilus magheei

Full reference: W. S. Strain. 1966. Blancan mammalian fauna and Pleistocene formations, Hudspeth County, Texas. Texas Memorial Museum Bulletin 10:1-55

Belongs to Spermophilus according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

Sister taxa: Spermophilus armatus, Spermophilus beecheyi, Spermophilus boothi, Spermophilus cochisei, Spermophilus columbianus, Spermophilus cragini, Spermophilus cyanocittus, Spermophilus dotti, Spermophilus elegans, Spermophilus finlayensis, Spermophilus franklinii, Spermophilus fricki, Spermophilus howelli, Spermophilus jerae, Spermophilus johnstoni, Spermophilus lateralis, Spermophilus lorisrusselli, Spermophilus matachicensis, Spermophilus matthewi, 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 Hudspeth (TMM 40240), which is in a Blancan terrestrial horizon in the Fort Hancock Formation of Texas

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 2.40 x 3.30, M2 2.40 x 3.70, M3 3.20 x 3.70