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Lodgepole Chipmunk

Lodgepole Chipmunk Eating on a Birdhouse
Least concern conservation status
Binomial nameNeotamias speciosus
Lodgepole Chipmunk range map

The lodgepole chipmunk, also known as Tahoe chipmunk, Sequoia chipmunk, Mt Pinos chipmunk, and San Bernardino chipmunk is a species of rodent which is native to California.

They are located in the area of San Bernardino and the Sierra Nevada primarily. These chipmunks are usually living at elevations between 1500 and 3000 meters above sea level. 

They generally weigh around 50-69 grams with females being slightly bigger than males. Their body length spans between 197 and 229 mm.

These animals are characterized by a brownish pelage with white dorsal and facial stripes and black dorsal stripes. Lodgepole chipmunks use a variety of vocalizations when frightened and during courtship.

They are omnivorous and eat small mammals, birds and insects and plant matter.