Yellow-pine chipmunk

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Yellow-pine chipmunk

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Tamias amoenus


Keywords: yellow , stripe , black , white , tail , brown

The Yellow-pine chipmunk is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Yellow-pine chipmunk

Adult weight : 0.048 kg (0.1056 lbs)

Female maturity :365 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 44 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.019 kg (0.0418 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 1 W

Body mass : 0.056 kg (0.1232 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the yellow-pine chipmunk

However, in the Sierras, where the yellow pine chipmunk is also found, the least chipmunk is restricted to sagebrush habitat. (Full text)

the presence of the yellow pine chipmunk is keeping the least chipmunk from occupying its fundamental niche e.

Distribution within British Columbia The Yellow-pine Chipmunk is found in the central and southern parts of the province.

Yellow-pine chipmunks are active during the day throughout the summer, but hibernate from late fall to early spring. (Full text)

Although yellow-pine chipmunks are omnivorous, they consume and disperse large quantities of seed, including those of antelope bitterbrush and ponderosa pine (Broadbooks 1958, Vander Wall 1994, Verts and Carraway 1998).

The Olympic marmot and Olympic yellow-pine chipmunks are related to other marmots and chipmunks.

Northern flickers, common poorwill, and yellow-pine chipmunks are some of the wildlife that inhabit the parklands of ponderosa pine. (Full text)

Douglas Squirrels and Yellow-pine Chipmunks are common in the campground and picnic areas. (Full text)

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