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Yellow Pine Chipmunk
Eutamias amoenus

Chipmunks, Squirrels, Ground Squirrels and Marmots
Squirrel Family (Sciruidae)

Measurement: Size: 22-24 cm Weight: 50 g (2 oz)

Description: The yellow pine chipmunk is visually very similar to the least chipmunk. It has 5 black stripes intermingled with lighter stripes. The stripes run the length of the back, continuing through the eyes and nose. The coat has a slight yellowish tinge, which is the only simple way to distinguish it from the least chipmunk.

Range: This western chipmunk is found throughout the Canadian and American Rockies, ranging west towards the coastal ranges. They prefer very dry, lodgepole pine and Douglas-fir forests. These are not habitats favoured by the similar least chipmunk.

Diet: They are primarily a seed eater, but will feed on some insects.

Reproduction: They produce a single litter of 5 to 7 young each year

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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