Xerus Hemprich and Ehrenberg 1833 (African ground squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

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

See also McKenna and Bell 1997

Sister taxa: Atlantoxerus, Spermophilopsis

Subtaxa: Xerus inauris

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Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore


• Quaternary of Cote D'Ivoire (1 collection), Ethiopia (4), Tanzania (2)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (2), Tanzania (3)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1)

• Miocene of Chad (1), France (1)

Total: 15 collections including 16 occurrences

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