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Allen's Chipmunk

Allen's Chipmunk
Tamias senex
Shadow Chipmunk

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Description
A large chipmunk, with grayish fur, especially on head, rump, and thighs. Varies from overall dark coloration with obscure back stripes along coast to olive-grayish coloration with conspicuous stripes in Nevada mountains. Usually markings on body relatively indistinct, except dark middle stripe on back. In winter, dark back stripes are black mixed with brown, with middle stripe darkest. In summer, pair of light stripes often tinged with pinkish buff in middle of back. Conspicuous white spot behind ears. Tail pale tawny underneath with indistinct buffy edging. L 9–10 1/4" (229–261 mm); T 3 3/4–4 3/8" (95–112 mm); HF 1 3/8"–1 1/2" (35–38 mm); Wt 2 3/8–3 7/8 oz (67–109 g).

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