Eastern Chipmunk

Tamias striatus

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The eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) is a chipmunk species found in eastern North America. It is the only living member of the chipmunk subgenus Tamias, sometimes recognised as a separate genus. The name "chipmunk" comes from the Ottawa word ajidamoonh or the Ojibwe word ajidamoo, which translates literally as "one who descends trees headlong."

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  1. (c) Mike Leveille, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://inaturalist.ca/photos/2211106
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamias_striatus

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