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Tamias ochrogenys (yellow-cheeked chipmunk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The yellow-cheeked chipmunk (Neotamias ochrogenys), also known as the redwood chipmunk, is a species of rodent in the squirrel family, Sciuridae. It is endemic to areas near the coast of northern California in the United States where it inhabits coastal coniferous forest.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.33
EDGE Score: 2.23


Adult Weight [1]  89 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Northern California coastal forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
California Floristic Province Mexico, United States Yes

Prey / Diet

Cytisus scoparius (Broomtops)[1]
Morella californica (California wax myrtle)[1]
Rubus leucodermis (western raspberry)[1]
Toxicodendron diversilobum (pacific poisonoak)[1]
Vaccinium ovatum (evergreen blueberry)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Apis mellifera (honey bee)1
Aplodontia rufa californica1
Aplodontia rufa nigra (Point Arena mountain beaver)1
Aplodontia rufa phaea1
Bruchidius cisti1
Bruchidius villosus (broom seed beetle)1
Dama dama (fallow deer)2
Piezodorus lituratus (Gorse Shield Bug)1
Tamias merriami (Merriam's chipmunk)1
Zapus trinotatus (Pacific jumping mouse)1

Range Map

North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Tamias ochrogenys, William L. Gannon, Richard B. Forbes, and Douglas E. Kain, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 445, pp. 1-4 (1993)
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
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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