A NEW GENUS OF SQUIRREL (RODENTIA, SCIURIDAE) FROM THE MID-CENOZOIC OF NORTH AMERICA

@inproceedings{Emry2007ANG,
  title={A NEW GENUS OF SQUIRREL (RODENTIA, SCIURIDAE) FROM THE MID-CENOZOIC OF NORTH AMERICA},
  author={Robert J. Emry and William W. Korth},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract A new genus of sciurid, Hesperopetes, contains three species: H. thoringtoni (type species), H. jamesi, and H. blacki. H. thoringtoni is from the early Chadronian (late Eocene) White River Formation of central Wyoming and represents the earliest recognized species of sciurid. The other species are from the latest Whitneyan or earliest Arikareean (late Oligocene) Blue Ash local fauna of South Dakota. Hesperopetes is closest in dental morphology to Oligopetes Heissig, which is known only… 

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