Alternate name: Shadow Chipmunk
Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family
Description Orangish, with a gray rump and bright white outer dorsal stripe. The sides are clay color to tawny; rump and thighs are gray; underparts are creamy white. Well-defined dark body stripes are brownish black; middle stripe is darkest. The middle pair of pale, back stripes are grayish white to cinnamon; outer pair are brighter, but fade to duller toward the rump. Tail is relatively thin. Inland populations are brighter-colored.
Dimensions 223-281mm, 94-122mm, 90-120g
Habitat Alpine & subalpine habitats, Forests & woodlands, Scrub, shrub & brushlands
Range Southwest, California, Northwest
Discussion Also known as Shadow Chipmunk. Calls with a rapid series of three to four syllables, sometimes stretching to 10 syllables. Primarily arboreal in humid coastal redwood forests (dull morph), and more arid inland forests.