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Tamias quadrivittatus (Colorado chipmunk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Colorado chipmunk (Neotamias quadrivittatus) is a species of rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae. It is endemic to Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico 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: 4.15
EDGE Score: 1.64


Adult Weight [2]  70 grams
Birth Weight [2]  3 grams
Female Maturity [2]  10 months 19 days
Male Maturity [2]  10 months 19 days
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Granivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  50 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  31 days
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  4
Litters / Year [2]  1
Weaning [2]  46 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Colorado Plateau shrublands United States Nearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Colorado Rockies forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Western short grasslands United States Nearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Arches National Park II 76539 Utah, United States
Bandelier National Monument V 8107 New Mexico, United States
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park II 12551 Colorado, United States
Bryce Canyon National Park II 36348 Utah, United States
Canyonlands National Park II 335430 Utah, United States
Capital Reef National Park II 243722 Utah, United States
Cedar Breaks National Monument III 6111 Utah, United States
Colorado National Monument III 20420 Colorado, United States
Dinosaur National Monument III 203307 Colorado, Utah, United States
El Malpais National Monument III 109980 New Mexico, United States
Fraser Biosphere Reserve 23050 Colorado, United States  
Hovenweep National Monument V 770 Colorado, Utah, United States
Natural Bridges National Monument III 7412 Utah, United States
Navajo National Monument V 604 Arizona, United States
Pecos National Historical Park V 6539 New Mexico, United States
Petrified Forest National Park II 44522 Arizona, United States
Zion National Park II 135667 Utah, United States


Accipiter gentilis (Northern Goshawk)[4]


Parasitized by 
Aetheca wagneri[5]
Callistopsyllus terinus deuterus[5]
Catallagia decipiens[5]
Ceratophyllus ciliatus kincaidi[5]
Eumolpianus eumolpi eumolpi[5]
Foxella ignota ignota[5]
Hystrichopsylla dippiei dippiei[5]
Hystrichopsylla dippiei truncata[5]
Stenistomera alpina[5]

Range Map

North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, 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
2de 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
3Hamish 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
4Jorrit 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.
5International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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