Tamias amoenus

Tamias amoenus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Rodentia
Subordo: Sciuromorpha
Familia: Sciuridae
Subfamilia: Xerinae
Tribus: Marmotini
Genus: Tamias
Species: Tamias amoenus
Subspecies: T. a. affinis - T. a. albiventris - T. a. amoenus - T. a. canicaudus - T. a. caurinus - T. a. celeris - T. a. cratericus - T. a. felix - T. a. ludibundus - T. a. luteiventris - T. a. monoensis - T. a. ochraceus - T. a. septentrionalis - T. a. vellicola


Tamias amoenus J.A. Allen, 1890


* Tamias amoenus on Mammal Species of the World.
* Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, 2 Volume Set edited by Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder

Vernacular names
English: Yellow Pine Chipmunk

The yellow-pine chipmunk (Neotamias amoenus) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Canada and the United States.

It is brightly colored, from tawny to pinkish cinnamon, with 5 distinct longitudinal dark stripes, usually black, that are evenly spaced and about equal in width. Central 3 dark stripes extend to rump; lateral 2 only to mid-body. Pale stripes are white or grayish. Distinct black lower eye stripe. Sides of body and underside of tail grayish yellow. Top of head brown. Ears blackish in front, whitish behind. L 7 1/8–9 5/8" (181–245 mm); T 2 7/8–4 1/4" (73–108 mm); HF 1 1/8–1 3/8" (29–35 mm); Wt 1–2 1/2


1. ^ Linzey, A. V. & Hammerson, G. (2008). Tamias amoenus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 8 January 2009.

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