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Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
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Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)

Description: Yellow-pine Chipmunks (Tamias amoenus) are medium sized, brightly-colored, and have distinct black and white stripes on the back. Stripes on the face are brown and white. The head and body are about 5-inches long, and the tail is about 4 inches long. The ears are black in front and white behind. The tail and sides are tawny, and there are orange highlights throughout the fur.

In the Las Vegas area, only chipmunks have stripes on the face, and chipmunks are equally at home on the ground and in the trees.

Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)

Range: Yellow-pine Chipmunks occur throughout the northern Rocky Mountains from northern Utah and eastern Wyoming north into British Columbia. They extend westward to central Washington, the coast of Oregon, and northern California south into the middle Sierra Nevada Mountains. In Nevada, the species occurs in mountains along the northern and eastern edge of the state.

Where to Find: Don't look for this species around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them at middle and higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, northern Nevada, northern Utah, and point northward into Canada.

Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus) Yellow-pine Chipmunk; note that on the backside of the ear, the front half is black and the back half is white. Also note that the facial stripe below the ear is brown.
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus) Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus) Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk adult
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk juvenile
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk juvenile
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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