Yellow-pine Chipmunk

The yellow-pine chipmunk (Neotamias amoenus), is yellow listed (not at risk) in British Columbia. Widespread at low- and mid-elevations in the Columbia Basin, the chipmunk, which weighs-in at about 75 grams, has a home range of just a few acres.

Map

Biodiversity Interactive Map - Yellow-pine Chipmunk

Range

  • Western North America, from central British Columbia and south-western Alberta south to California, northern Nevada, and north-western Utah, east to central Montana and western Wyoming.
  • Basin-wide at low and mid elevations.

Habitat

  • They are found in sub-alpine and lower elevation upland forest and rocky and shrubby areas

  • Use logs, woody vegetation for cover and nesting. Where Least chipmunks occur, the yellow-pine chipmunks are found below the subalpine-alpine ecotone

Reproduction

Breeds in early spring, has a litter with an average of 5 young, born from mid-May to early June.

Listing and Date

Listing Date
B.C. List Yellow
COSEWIC
SARA

Threats to Species

No threats acknowledged

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SPECIES

Amphibians
Columbia Spotted Frog
Long-toed Salamander
Northern Leopard Frog
Western Toad

Birds
Common Nighthawk
Great Blue Heron
Harlequin Duck
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Goshawk
Sharp-tailed Grouse
Vaux’s Swift
Western Screech Owl
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat

Fish
Bull Trout
White Sturgeon

Flora
Common Camas
Whitebark Pine

Mammals
Badger
Big Brown Bat
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Elk
Grizzly Bear
Selkirk Least Chipmunk
Moose
Mountain Caribou
Mountain Goat
Mule Deer
California Myotis
Fringed Myotis
Little Brown Myotis
Long-eared Myotis
Long-legged Myotis
Northern Myotis
Yuma Myotis
Silver-Haired Myotis
Townsend's Big-eared Bat
White-tailed Deer
Wolverine
Yellow-pine Chipmunk

Reptiles
Western Painted Turtle
Western Yellow-bellied Racer
Western Skink

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