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Cliff Chipmunk

Neotamias dorsalis

Description:

A small stripe-faced rodent that was basically gray brown with rust colored highlights and 2 or 3 black stripes down its back

Habitat:

This was found near the Grand Canyon (AZ) on a rock alongside of the road

Notes:

The sun was so bright it pretty much washed out the picture. Hopefully I can get a better picture if I'm ever in that neck of the woods again.

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2 Comments

Tukup
Tukup a year ago

That looks right. I too think it is a Tamias. I see some of the species have less distinct stripes, but there are several species I haven't run down yet. Thanks for the tip.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon a year ago

I'm leaning towards Tamias minimus for this one. The stripes on the back seem pretty distinct. https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Tam...

There are some other chipmunk species in the area. I think Tamias is probably correct (as far as I can tell, but I'm not a professional). More research might be helpful to get a good confirmation.

Tukup
Spotted by
Tukup

Arizona, USA

Lat: 35.39, Long: -111.65

Spotted on Mar 27, 2010
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019

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