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

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