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Problems of Taxonomy and Distribution in Four Species of Chipmunks

Dallas A. Sutton
Journal of Mammalogy
Vol. 76, No. 3 (Aug., 1995), pp. 843-850
DOI: 10.2307/1382752
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1382752
Page Count: 8
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Problems of Taxonomy and Distribution in Four Species of Chipmunks
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Abstract

Conventional taxonomic techniques using color, external, and cranial measurements are not adequate for identification and determination of distribution for chipmunks in northern California and southcentral Oregon. In the past, Tamias amoenus has been confused with Tamias speciosus and Tamias senex has not been clearly distinguished from Tamias quadrimaculatus. Genital bones of each species are diagnostic and, along with statistical analysis of measurements, provide a start toward correction of errors in taxonomy and distribution of these four species.

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