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Xerus Hemprich and Ehrenberg 1833 (African ground squirrel)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 41532

Parent taxon: Xerini according to J. M. Mercer and V. L. Roth 2003

Sister taxa: Atlantoxerus, Spermophilopsis

Subtaxa: Xerus inauris

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Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore