California chipmunk

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California chipmunk
California Chipmunk (Tamias obscurus) (8567007633).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Neotamias
N. obscurus
Binomial name
Neotamias obscurus
(J. A. Allen, 1890)

Tamias obscurus J. A. Allen, 1890

The California chipmunk or chaparral chipmunk (Neotamias obscurus) is a species of rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae. It is found in Baja California, Mexico and in southern California in the United States.[1]


  1. ^ a b Linzey, A. V.; Timm, R.; Álvarez-Castañeda, S. T.; Castro-Arellano, I. & Lacher, T. (2008). "Neotamias obscurus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 January 2009.