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Least Chipmunk

Tamias minimus


The least chipmunk (Tamias minimus) is the smallest chipmunk in North America. They have three dark lines with white in between along their face and five narrow black stripes with brown edges and white in between along their back. They are grey and reddish-brown on the sides and greyish white on their underparts. Their tail is orange-brown.


It is also the most widespread species of chipmunk in North America occurring across north-central and western United States and from British Columbia and southern Yukon to western Quebec in Canada. The species is found in a variety of habitats including mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, boreal forest, and sagebrush plains.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

Lat: 43.81, Long: -110.65

Spotted on Jun 26, 2013
Submitted on Jun 26, 2013

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