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SPECIES Tamias (Neotamias) ruficaudus

Author:A. H. Howell, 1920.
Citation:Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 33: 91.
Common Name:Red-tailed Chipmunk
Type Locality:"Upper St. Mary's Lake, [Glacier Co.,] Montana." [USA].
Distribution:NE Washington to W Montana (USA), and SE British Columbia (Canada).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotamias. Patterson and Heaney (1987) presented both cranial and bacular data indicating that simulans may be specifically distinct from ruficaudus, but the nature of contact between the two forms is not known. Reviewed by Best (1993b, Mammalian Species No. 452). Introgressive hybridization with T. amoenus reported in Good et al. (2003).
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SUBSPECIES ruficaudus

SUBSPECIES simulans

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