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Spermophilus tuitus Hay 1921 (ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Glires - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51724

Alternative combination: Citellus tuitus

Full reference: O. P. Hay. 1921. Descriptions of species of Pleistocene Vertebrata, types or specimens of most of which are preserved in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 59:599-642

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 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 variegatus, Spermophilus wellingtonensis, Spermophilus wilsoni, Citellus ridgwayi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) gidleyi, Citellus (Otospermophilus) argonautus, Citellus (Otospermophilus) bensoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Anita, which is in a Blancan/Irvingtonian terrestrial horizon in Arizona

Ecology: scansorial insectivore