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Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin 1788 (eastern gray squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51481

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

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 2.54 x 2.75, femur length 57.9, humerus length 43.8, radius length 43.8, tibia length 62.5, ulna length 42.9

Estimated body mass: 606.0 g based on femur length, humerus length, tibia length, and ulna length