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Sciurus olsoni Emry et al. 2005 (squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 98660

Full reference: R. J. Emry, W. W. Korth, and M. A. Bell. 2005. A tree squirrel (Rodentia, Sciuridae, Sciurini) from the late Miocene (Clarendonian) of Nevada. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(1):228-235

Belongs to Sciurus according to R. J. Emry et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Sciurus (Prosciurus), Sciurus aberti, Sciurus alleni, Sciurus arizonensis, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus flavus, Sciurus giganteus, Sciurus griseus, Sciurus niger, Sciurus prevostii, Sciurus siderolithicus, Sciurus spectabilis, Sciurus venturus, Sciurus vittatus, Sciurus vortmani, Sciurus vulgaris

Type specimen: UMMP 74776, a partial skeleton (skull, mandible, and much of the postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Sciurus olsoni type locality, which is in a Clarendonian lacustrine diatomite in the Truckee Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore