Yellow-pine chipmunk

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Yellow-pine chipmunk
Yellow pine chipmonk 2008.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Neotamias
Species: N. amoenus
Binomial name
Neotamias amoenus
J. A. Allen, 1890

Tamias amoenus J. A. Allen, 1890

Yellow Pine Chipmunk

The yellow-pine chipmunk (Neotamias amoenus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Canada and the United States.

It is brightly colored, from tawny to pinkish cinnamon, with 5 distinct longitudinal dark stripes, usually black, that are evenly spaced and about equal in width. Central 3 dark stripes extend to rump; lateral 2 only to mid-body. Pale stripes are white or grayish. Distinct black lower eye stripe. Sides of body and underside of tail grayish yellow. Top of head brown. Ears blackish in front, whitish behind. L 7 1/8–9 5/8" (181–245 mm); T 2 7/8–4 1/4" (73–108 mm); HF 1 1/8–1 3/8" (29–35 mm); Wt 1–2 1/2 oz (30 - 73 g)


  1. ^ Linzey, A. V. & Hammerson, G. (2008). Tamias amoenus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 8 January 2009.