)is a species of rodent
in the Sciuridae
family. It is endemic
to the United States
. The main populations are found in California
, specifically the humid forests of the mountainous areas of Northern California including the Northern Coastal Range of California, the Trinity Alps
, the Siskiyou
, and the Sierra Nevada
as far south as Fresno
. They stretch into Oregon
's Warner Mountains
, and reach into the Nevada
side only around The Tahoe
basin . It is also called the Shadow Chipmunk
by Jameson & Peeters (1988) and Thrington and Hoffman (2005).
- Jameson and Peeters. 1988.
- Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. Pp. 754-818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
- Rodent Specialist Group 1996. Tamias senex 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007.