Species Factsheet

Tamias sibiricus

Details

Complete name: Tamias sibiricus (Laxmann, 1769)
Taxonomy: Mammalia » Chordata » Mammalia » Rodentia » Sciuridae » Tamias sibiricus
Authors: J.L. Chapuis
Last updated: October 30th, 2006

Common Names

Siberian chipmunk, Asian chipmunk.

Synonyms

Eutamias sibiricus
Tamias sibiricus

Short Description

A small, diurnal and omnivorous terrestrial squirrel (~100g) living exclusively in forests. Its fur is characterised by 5 longitudinal black dorsal stripes. It inhabits and reproduces in a burrow where it hibernates from October-November to March-April.