Xerini

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Xerini
Temporal range: Early Oligocene - Recent
Xerus rutilus.jpg
Xerus rutilus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Subfamily: Xerinae
Tribe: Xerini
Osborn, 1910
Genera

Heteroxerus
Atlantoxerus
Aragoxerus
Xerus
Spermophilopsis

Xerini is a tribe of ground squirrels occurring in Africa and Asia. With the tribes Marmotini (Holarctic ground squirrels) and Protoxerini (African tree squirrels), they form the subfamily Xerinae. There are three living genera—Xerus, the African ground squirrels; Atlantoxerus, containing the living Barbary ground squirrel of North Africa and some extinct species; and Spermophilopsis, containing the long-clawed ground squirrel of Central Asia.

Species[edit]

Tribe Xerini

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