Allen's chipmunk

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Allen's chipmunk
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Neotamias
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 chipmunk. It is also known as the shadow chipmunk.[1] It is native to the western United States, where it occurs in California, Nevada, and Oregon. It is a common species of the Sierra Nevada.[1]

This chipmunk lives in forests and chaparral. It is omnivorous. It is prey for minks, weasels, and owls. It is active all year round except during stretches of harsh winter weather.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G.) 2008. Neotamias senex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 16 April 2015.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.