(Aka Neotamias townsendii)
A species of rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae that lives in Pacific Northwest forests.
Neotamias townsendii v. Dizzius Gillespius
A large chipmunk, adults can be 14 inches from nose to tail, and can be identified by their tails which are grayish above and reddish below, and by their tawny stripes.
They are omnivorous, eating a variety of plants and insects and even birds' eggs. (Wikipedia)
1. The animal is named after John Kirk Townsend, an early 19th-century ornithologist
2. "Of the native mammals we have only three that I have actually seen. These are the Columbia Black-tailed Deer, Townsend's Chipmunk and the Douglas Squirrel or Chickaree.
(Source: The Ecology of Savary Island, R.S. Sherman, P 13)
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