Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Tamias dorsalis
The Cliff 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
Facts about the cliff chipmunk
Comments on Distribution NEW MEXICO 1975: The cliff chipmunk is found from lower woodland through the forest zones.
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more tolerant cliff chipmunks are highly territorial, but at higher elevations the closely related Uinta chipmunk is not - dense growth of pinion and juniper makes territorial defense almost impossible
Six subspecies of cliff chipmunks are documented from southern Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.
The cliff chipmunk is also found in scrub oak and manzanita habitat and the Colorado chipmunk is associated with pinon-juniper areas.
The Cliff Chipmunk is known in Idaho exclusively from Cassia County (Atlas of Idaho's Wildlife, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 1997).
The Cliff Chipmunk is the least colorful of the three species.
During the summer, cliff chipmunks are most active during the early morning and late afternoon. (Full text)
The cliff chipmunk is primarily a ground-dwelling species, but individuals will occasionally climb trees to look for food. (Full text)
The cliff chipmunk, Tamias dorsalis, is common in many types of habitat, ranging from saltbrush to pine forests, in western, central, and northeastern Utah. (Full text)
Description: The cliff chipmunk is fairly large, with obscure dorsal stripes and grayish dorsal color. (Full text)
Range in Colorado: Cliff chipmunks are restricted to the O-wi-yu-kuts Plateau and adjacent areas in northwestern Moffat County, north of the Yampa River and mostly west of the Little Snake. (Full text)
The Cliff Chipmunk is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)More animals beginning with C