Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family
Description Prominently marked with gray on the cheeks, shoulders and rump. Dorsal stripes are darker than those of the Gray-footed Chipmunk. Hind feet are pinkish buff. In winter the flanks and tail edges are paler, and the belly has more gray. Runs with tail held horizontally.
Dimensions 208-242mm, 90-109mm, 55-70g
Habitat Alpine & subalpine habitats, Forests & woodlands, Meadows & fields
Discussion Often sits on logs slowly waving tail from side to side while “chucking.” Alarm call is a shrill “chipper.” Climbs trees more than other chipmunks. Has a limited range in montane coniferous forests between 1950 and 3440m.