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Tamias panamintinus (panamint chipmunk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Panamint chipmunk (Tamias panamintinus) is a species of rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae. It is endemic to desert mountain areas of southeast California and southwest Nevada in the United States.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.36
EDGE Score: 2.43


Adult Weight [1]  52 grams
Female Weight [1]  57 grams
Male Weight [1]  47 grams
Weight Dimorphism [1]  21.3 %
Diet [2]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  50 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  36 days
Hibernates [3]  Yes
Litter Size [1]  4
Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Great Basin montane forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mojave desert United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Sierra Nevada forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Death Valley National Park II 762125 California, Nevada, United States
Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve 5901 California, United States  

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Pinus edulis (Colorado pinyon)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aphelocoma californica (Western Scrub-Jay)1
Aphelocoma ultramarina (Mexican Jay)1
Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay)1
Ernobius montanus1
Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips)1
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus (Pinyon Jay)1
Nucifraga columbiana (Clark's Nutcracker)1
Otospermophilus variegatus (rock squirrel)1
Peromyscus boylii (brush mouse)1
Peromyscus truei (pinyon mouse)1
Sciurus aberti (Abert's squirrel)1
Tamias cinereicollis (gray-collared chipmunk)1
Tamias rufus (Hopi chipmunk)1

Range Map

North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Tamias panamintinus, Troy L. Best, Robin G. Clawson, and Joseph A. Clawson, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 468, pp. 1-7 (1994)
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
3Myers, 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
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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