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Sciurus niger Linnaeus 1758 (fox squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 51490

Synonym: Sciurus cinereus Linnaeus 1758 (taxon 104236)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Sciurus according to O. Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Sciurus (Prosciurus), Sciurus aberti, Sciurus alleni, Sciurus arizonensis, Sciurus ballovianus, Sciurus carolinensis, Sciurus flavus, Sciurus giganteus, Sciurus griseus, 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 2.64 x 3.53, M2 2.82 x 3.59, M3 3.34 x 3.22, m1 2.60 x 3.25, m2 2.79 x 3.33, m3 3.30 x 3.10