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SPECIES Tamias (Neotamias) merriami

Author:J. A. Allen, 1889.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 2: 176.
Common Name:Merriam's Chipmunk
Type Locality:"San Bernardino Mts" [N of San Bernardino, 4,500 feet (1,372 m), San Bernardino Co., California, USA].
Distribution:San Francisco Bay southward in the Coast Range, and south of Columbia (California, USA) in the Sierra Nevada, to extreme N Baja California (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotamias. Formerly included meridionalis and obscurus; see Callahan (1977). See also comment under obscurus. Reviewed by Best and Granai (1994a, Mammalian Species No. 476), and Larson (1981-1987).
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