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Spermophilus mckayensis Shotwell 1956 (ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51708

Alternative combination: Citellus mckayensis

Full reference: J. A. Shotwell. 1956. Hemphillian mammalian assemblage from northeastern Oregon. Geological Society America Bulletin 67

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 dotti, 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 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 McKay Reservoir, which is in a Hemphillian pond sandstone in the McKay Formation of Oregon

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 2.00 x 2.70