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SPECIES Tamias (Neotamias) obscurus

Author:J. A. Allen, 1890.
Citation:Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 3: 70.
Common Name:California Chipmunk
Type Locality:"San Pedro [Martir] Mountains" [near Vallecitos, Baja California Norte, Mexico].
Distribution:S California (San Bernardino Co., USA) to C Baja California (Mexico).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Neotamias. Regarded by A. H. Howell (1929) as a synonym of merriami; but see Callahan (1977) who provided evidence of specific distinctness and included davisi and meridionalis in this species. Reviewed by Best and Granai (1994b, Mammalian Species No. 472).
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SUBSPECIES meridionalis


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