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Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
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Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)

Description: Least Chipmunks (Tamias minimus) are small, reddish-brown squirrels with black and white stripes on the face and on the back. The head and body are about 3-inches long, and the tail is about 4-5 inches long. Their body colors are variable, but most have reddish sides with gray on the hips. The stripes on the back extend to the base of the tail. When Least Chipmunks run, they tend to hold the tail straight up in the air.

This species lives in central and northern Nevada in deserts and mountains with sagebrush.

In the Las Vegas area, only chipmunks have stripes on the face, and chipmunks are equally at home on the ground and in the trees.

Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) In Least Chipmunks, the dorsal stripes reach the base of the tail.
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)

Least Chipmunk have a very long tail, and when they run, they tend to hold the tail up in the air.

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Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
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Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
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Ritualized greeting behavior #1
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Ritualized greeting behavior #5
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Ritualized greeting behavior #5 (animal at left ran away)
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Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
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Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)
Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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