Tamias durangae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Sciuridae

Scientific Name: Tamias durangae
Species Authority: (J.A. Allen, 1903)
Common Name(s):
English Durango Chipmunk
Taxonomic Source(s): Patterson, B.D. and Norris, R.W. 2016. Towards a uniform nomenclature for ground squirrels: the status of the Holarctic chipmunks. Mammalia 80(3): 241–251.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E.
Reviewer(s): McKnight, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team) & Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority)
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from southwest Chihuahua to west-central Durango, and in southeast Coahuila (Mexico) (Thorington and Hoffmann 2005). It occurs at elevations of 1,950 to 2,550 m (Best et al. 1993).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1950
Upper elevation limit (metres):2550
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common in suitable habitat within its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in areas with dry climate, although heavy rains are frequent during summer and some snow falls on upper slopes in winter as late as May. Upper slopes of the mountains primarily are covered with forests of pine (Pinus), and oak (Quercus) with scattered pinabete (Abies religiosa), Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and quarking aspen (Populus tremuloides). At lower levels in the upper Sonoran zone, oaks and many shrubs become dominant.

This species has been observed feeding on pine nuts and on a large, green oak. The sex ratio was 8 males : 19 females. Litter size is two to four; pregnant females have been recorded in May, June and July. Lactating females were observed in June, July and August (Best et al. 1993)

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures for this species.

Citation: Álvarez-Castañeda, S.T., Castro-Arellano, I., Lacher, T. & Vázquez, E. 2008. Tamias durangae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21357A9274749. . Downloaded on 27 August 2016.
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