Protospermophilus vortmani Cope 1879 (squirrel)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Alternative combinations: Prosciurus vortmani, Sciurus vortmani

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1879. Second contribution to a knowledge of the Miocene fauna of Oregon. Paleontological Bulletin 31:1-7

Belongs to Protospermophilus according to C. C. Black 1963

See also Bryant 1945, Cope 1879 and Matthew 1910

Sister taxa: Protospermophilus angusticeps, Protospermophilus kelloggi, Protospermophilus malheurensis, Protospermophilus quatalensis, Protospermophilus tephrus

Type specimen: AMNH 6960, a mandible (a left mandibular ramus bearing p4 and m3, the anterior tip and the vertical ramus posterior to the bases of the processes absent)

Ecology: scansorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution: found only at John Day Units G, H, I, and J ( of Oregon)

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