Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Tamias palmeri
The Palmer's chipmunk is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Facts about the Palmer's chipmunk
Charleston, or Palmer's, Chipmunk is a species found only in the Mt.
Palmer's chipmunk is one of 16 North American mammal species that became isolated in "mountain islands" as the climate and vegetation shifted to drier conditions.
Palmer's chipmunk is the only full species of mammal that is endemic to the Great Basin, while 15 endemic subspecies of 8 other species are montane isolates (Hall 1981; Table 3).
You can find a couple of species of chipmunks in the picnic areas, one of which (Palmer's chipmunk) is found nowhere else on earth.
Palmer's Chipmunk is somewhat larger, with more gray on shoulders and more distinct striping on back. (Full text)
The Palmer's Chipmunk is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)
Palmerâ€™s Chipmunk is located only on Mount Charleston in the Spring Mountains, west of Las Vegas, Nevada. (Full text)More animals beginning with P