First record of a range extension of the cliff chipmunk (Tamias dorsalis) into the Huachuca Mountains

Nichole L. Cudworth, John L. Koprowski

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Abstract

Chipmunks are widely distributed throughout the mountain ranges of Arizona. However, no living chipmunks are known from the Huachuca Mountains despite the availability of favorable habitat. Based upon pelage characteristics of captured individuals, we provide the first report of a breeding population of cliff chipmunks (Tamias dorsalis) in the Huachuca Mountains and discuss possible mechanisms of their arrival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalWestern North American Naturalist
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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Keywords

  • Arizona
  • Huachuca Mountains
  • Tamias dorsalis
  • cliff chipmunk
  • distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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