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SPECIES Tamias (Neotamias) quadrivittatus

Author:Say, 1823.
Citation:In James, Account Exped. Pittsburgh to Rocky Mtns, 2: 45.
Common Name:Colorado Chipmunk
Type Locality:"[Arkansas River]...the place where the river leaves the mountains," Restricted by Merriam (1905:163) to about 26 mi. [42 km] below Cañon City, Fremont Co., Colorado [USA].
Distribution:Mountains of Colorado and E Utah south to NE Arizona and S New Mexico (USA).
Status:IUCN – Vulnerable as T. q. australis, otherwise Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotamias. Formerly included hopiensis, but see Patterson (1984:452), who regarded it a nomen dubium, and rufus, now considered distinct (Patterson, 1984); but see Hoffmeister and Ellis (1979). See also umbrinus. Reviewed by Best et al. (1994a, Mammalian Species No. 466).



    animosus (Warren, 1909)
    australis (Patterson, 1980)
    gracilis J. A. Allen, 1890
    hopiensis Merriam, 1905

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