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Tamias ruficaudus (red-tailed chipmunk)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-tailed chipmunk (Tamias ruficaudus) is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae. It is found in Alberta and British Columbia in Canada and Montana, Idaho and Washington in the United States.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
23
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 8.33
EDGE Score: 2.23

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  75 grams
Female Maturity [1]  11 months 5 days
Gestation [1]  31 days
Litter Size [1]  6
Litters / Year [1]  1

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
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
South Central Rockies forests United States Nearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Coram Biosphere Reserve 7460 Montana, United States
Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area V 103172 Washington, United States
Waterton Biosphere Reserve II 121459 Alberta, Canada

Prey / Diet

Acer glabrum (Rocky Mountain maple)[2]
Amelanchier alnifolia (serviceberry)[2]
Arnica cordifolia (heartleaf arnica)[2]
Balsamorhiza sagittata (arrowleaf balsamroot)[2]
Ceanothus sanguineus (redstem ceanothus)[2]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[2]
Erythronium grandiflorum (yellow avalanche-lily)[2]
Madia glomerata (mountain tarweed)[2]
Physocarpus malvaceus (nine-bark)[2]
Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa pine)[2]
Polygonum douglasii (Douglas' knotweed)[2]
Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir)[2]
Ribes inerme (whitestem gooseberries)[2]
Symphoricarpos albus (common snowberry)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[2]
Vaccinium hagerupii (small cranberry)[2]
Vaccinium membranaceum (thinleaf huckleberry)[2]
Vaccinium ovalifolium (oval-leaf blueberry)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)1
Andrena barbilabris1
Andrena clarkella (Clark's Mining Bee)1
Anobium punctatum (furniture beetle)1
Anthophora abrupta (miner bee)1
Anthophora plumipes (Spring Flower Bee)1
Antilocapra americana (pronghorn)1
Aphelocoma californica (Western Scrub-Jay)1
Aphelocoma ultramarina (Mexican Jay)1
Apis mellifera (honey bee)2
Aplodontia rufa (mountain beaver)1
Arborimus pomo (Sonoma tree vole)1
Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)1
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)2
Callospermophilus lateralis (golden-mantled ground squirrel)3
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)1
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)1
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)1
Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay)1
Dendragapus obscurus fuliginosus (Sooty Grouse)1
Ernobius mollis (Pine bark anobiid)1
Ernobius montanus1
Ernobius punctulatus2
Forficula auricularia (European earwig)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus (Pinyon Jay)1
Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis (Greenhouse thrip)1
Lepus townsendii (White-tailed Jackrabbit)1
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)2
Marmota caligata (hoary marmot)1
Marmota flaviventris (yellow-bellied marmot)1
Marmota vancouverensis (Vancouver marmot)1
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)1
Microtus pennsylvanicus (meadow vole)1
Microtus richardsoni (water vole)1
Neotoma cinerea (bushy-tailed woodrat)2
Nucifraga columbiana (Clark's Nutcracker)1
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)2
Oreamnos americanus (mountain goat)1
Ovis canadensis (bighorn sheep)4
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow)1
Peromyscus boylii (brush mouse)2
Phanacis taraxaci (dandelion gall wasp)1
Psylliodes chalcomerus1
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)1
Sciurus aberti (Abert's squirrel)2
Sciurus arizonensis (Arizona gray squirrel)2
Sciurus griseus (western gray squirrel)2
Spinus spinus (Eurasian Siskin)1
Spinus tristis (American Goldfinch)2
Streptopelia turtur (European Turtle-Dove)1
Sylvilagus bachmani (Brush Rabbit)1
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)2
Tamias amoenus (yellow-pine chipmunk)1
Tamias cinereicollis (gray-collared chipmunk)2
Tamias dorsalis (cliff chipmunk)1
Tamias minimus (least chipmunk)1
Tamias quadrimaculatus (long-eared chipmunk)1
Tamias umbrinus (Uinta chipmunk)2
Tamiasciurus douglasii (Douglas's squirrel)3
Thomomys talpoides (northern pocket gopher)2
Urocitellus columbianus (Columbian ground squirrel)2
Ursus americanus (black bear)1
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)2
Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ceratophyllus ciliatus kincaidi[3]

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 2Tamias ruficaudus, Troy L. Best, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 452, pp. 1-7 (1993) 3International 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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