| Buller's Chipmunks live farther south than any other chipmunk. The Durango Chipmunk is a close neighbor, but apparently the two do not interbreed. Buller's Chipmunks live in hollow trees and ground dens. Their habitat, more than a mile high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of western Mexico, is basically dry, but there are some heavy rainstorms in the summer and some snow in the winter. Like many chipmunks, they have nine stripes, five dark and four pale, on their backs and sides.
Head and Body: 119-147 mm (males); 127-144 mm (females); Walker: Head and Body: 80-160 mm; Tail vertebrae: 94-112 mm; 77-108 mm (females) length of tail to end of hairs: 125 mm (no indication whether this is one individual or an average); Walker: Tail:
Allen, J.A, 1889. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 2:173.
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