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Tamias amoenus (yellow-pine chipmunk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-pine chipmunk (Neotamias amoenus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Canada and the United States.It is brightly colored, from tawny to pinkish cinnamon, with 5 distinct longitudinal dark stripes, usually black, that are evenly spaced and about equal in width. Central 3 dark stripes extend to rump; lateral 2 only to mid-body. Pale stripes are white or grayish. Distinct black lower eye stripe. Sides of body and underside of tail grayish yellow.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
24
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.3
EDGE Score: 2.33

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  48 grams
Birth Weight [1]  3 grams
Female Maturity [1]  1 year
Male Maturity [1]  1 year
Diet [2]  Omnivore
Gestation [1]  30 days
Hibernates [2]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  5
Litters / Year [1]  1
Weaning [1]  44 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Blue Mountains forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
British Columbia mainland coastal forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
California Central Valley grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
California interior chaparral and woodlands United States Nearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Cascade Mountains leeward forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Central and Southern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Eastern Cascades forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Fraser Plateau and Basin complex Canada Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Great Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Klamath-Siskiyou forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
North Central Rockies forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Okanagan dry forests Canada, United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Palouse grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Puget lowland forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Sierra Nevada forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Snake-Columbia shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
South Central Rockies forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Wasatch and Uinta montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Willamette Valley forests United States Nearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Wyoming Basin shrub steppe United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banff National Park II 1690912 Alberta, Canada
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area V 36286 Montana, Wyoming, United States
Glacier National Park II 953799 Montana, United States
Grand Teton National Park II 231724 Wyoming, United States
H.J. Andrews Biosphere Reserve 15815 Oregon, United States
Jasper National Park II 2776809 Alberta, Canada
Kootenay National Park II 341762 British Columbia, Canada
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area II 606367 Washington, United States
Lassen Volcanic National Park II 29388 California, United States
Lava Beds National Monument III 20002 California, United States
McCloud River Preserve Conservation Easement 1693 California, United States
Mount Rainier National Park II 235186 Washington, United States
Mount Revelstoke National Park Ia 18 British Columbia, Canada
Olympic Biosphere Reserve II 922805 Washington, United States
Waterton Biosphere Reserve II 121459 Alberta, Canada
Whiskey-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area V 197791 California, United States
Yellowstone Biosphere Reserve II 2196863 Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States
Yoho National Park II 317576 British Columbia, Canada
Yosemite National Park II 95209 California, United States

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States No

Prey / Diet

Pinus contorta var. murrayana (lodgepole pine)[3]
Pinus jeffreyi (Jeffrey's pine)[4]
Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)[3]
Purshia tridentata (bitterbrush)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Antilocapra americana (pronghorn)1
Aphelocoma californica (Western Scrub-Jay)1
Aphelocoma ultramarina (Mexican Jay)1
Aplodontia rufa californica1
Brachylagus idahoensis (Pygmy Rabbit)1
Callospermophilus lateralis (golden-mantled ground squirrel)1
Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay)1
Ernobius melanoventris1
Ernobius montanus2
Ernobius punctulatus1
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus (Pinyon Jay)1
Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer-seed bug)1
Neotoma cinerea (bushy-tailed woodrat)2
Nucifraga columbiana (Clark's Nutcracker)1
Oreamnos americanus (mountain goat)1
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)1
Peromyscus boylii (brush mouse)1
Sciurus aberti (Abert's squirrel)1
Sciurus arizonensis (Arizona gray squirrel)1
Sciurus griseus (western gray squirrel)1
Tamias cinereicollis (gray-collared chipmunk)1
Tamias dorsalis (cliff chipmunk)1
Tamias ruficaudus (red-tailed chipmunk)1
Tamias speciosus (lodgepole chipmunk)1
Tamias umbrinus (Uinta chipmunk)1
Tamiasciurus douglasii (Douglas's squirrel)1

Predators

Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's Hawk)[5]
Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[3]
Aegolius funereus (Boreal Owl)[5]
Canis latrans (Coyote)[3]
Crotalus cerberus (viridis)[3]
Falco sparverius (American Kestrel)[3]
Lynx rufus (Bobcat)[3]
Mustela frenata (Long-tailed Weasel)[3]
Strix nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)[5]
Taxidea taxus (American Badger)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Catallagia decipiens[6]
Cediopsylla inaequalis inaequalis[6]
Ceratophyllus ciliatus kincaidi[6]
Ceratophyllus ciliatus mononis[6]
Ceratophyllus ciliatus protinus[6]
Eumolpianus eumolpi eumolpi[6]
Eumolpianus wallowensis[6]
Hystrichopsylla dippiei dippiei[6]
Orchopeas caedens durus[6]
Oropsylla idahoensis[6]

Range Map

North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 3Tamias amoenus, Dallas A. Sutton, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 390, pp. 1-8 (1992) 4Geographic variation in walnut seed size correlates with hoarding behaviour of two rodent species, N. Tamura and F. Hayashi, Ecol Res (2008) 23: 607–614 5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 6International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access