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YELLOW-PINE CHIPMUNK

The Yellow-pine Chipmunk is from the order Rodentia. The largest group of mammals is the Rodentia. A rough generalisation is most non-flying mammals are rodents. Prairie Dogs, beavers, porcupines and many others are classified as rodents. The Yellow-pine Chipmunk was first reported by J.a. allen, 1890. In general members of this order are found all over the world, except for Antarctica.The Yellow-pine Chipmunk has a single pair of incisors in each jaw. These teeth will grow continually throughout its life. It has a high rate of reproduction, and this is one key factor in attributing to the success of this species.

Yellow Pine Chipmunk

Ten Facts about Yellow-pine Chipmunk

  1. Average males measurements are: total length, 209 mm (8.25 in); tail, 90 mm (3.5 in); weight, 51 g (1.80 oz).
  2. Females average slightly longer, but are significantly heavier than males, with a mean weight of 61 g (2.1 oz).
  3. Rodents can be herbivorous or omnivorous, and some feed on insects. Others are known to be partially carnivorous.
  4. It arises shortly after the sun, being active for the first few hours, then disappearing from about 9 am to 3 pm.
  5. Yellow-pine Chipmunks eat a variety of corms, fruits and seeds, including those of Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-fir, larch, knotweed, huckleberry, yarrow, thistle, grass and sedge.
  6. Mating occurs shortly after the females emerge. Sometime between mid May and early June four to eight (average six) blind young are born.
  7. Young open their eyes at about day 31 and are fully weaned about day 42. They first appear above ground in late June.
  8. Sexual maturity is reached the next spring.
  9. They range in elevation from 750 to 1830 m (2,500 to 6,000 ft).
  10. Its fur is more orange or rust-coloured rather than the grey of the Least's.



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