Allen's chipmunk

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Allen's chipmunk
Neotamias senex.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Neotamias
Species: N. senex
Binomial name
Neotamias senex
(J. A. Allen, 1890)

N. s. pacifica (Sutton & Patterson, 2000)
N. s. senex (J. A. Allen, 1890)


Tamias senex J. A. Allen, 1890

Allen's chipmunk (Neotamias senex) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is endemic to the United States. The main populations are found in California, specifically the humid forests of the mountainous areas of Northern California including the Northern Coastal Range of California, the Trinity Alps, the Siskiyou Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada as far south as Fresno. They stretch into Oregon's Warner Mountains, and reach into the Nevada side only around the Tahoe basin. It is also called the Shadow Chipmunk by Jameson & Peeters (1988) and Thorington and Hoffman (2005).


  1. ^ Linzey, A. V. & Hammerson, G. (2008). Tamias senex. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  • Jameson and Peeters. 1988.
  • Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. pp. 754–818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.