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Townsend's Chipmunk

Tamias townsendii



First Noted by Expedition
February 25, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon.
 

Description
A large chipmunk. Dark brown, often with rather wide diffuse or indistinct blackish and pale stripes on head and continuing down body. Tail long and bushy.
 

Habitat
Rank vegetation, usually among dense hardwood or humid coniferous forests.
 

Range
Extreme southwestern British Columbia south through most of western Oregon.
 

Note
One of the largest western chipmunks and the darkest in color (as is common among species in moist climates), Townsend's chipmunk has a looser, less sleek coat than other species.

Species information from enature.com
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