Towards a uniform nomenclature for ground squirrels: the status of the Holarctic chipmunks

  title={Towards a uniform nomenclature for ground squirrels: the status of the Holarctic chipmunks},
  author={Bruce D. Patterson and Ryan W. Norris},
  pages={241 - 251}
Abstract The chipmunks are a Holarctic group of ground squirrels currently allocated to the genus Tamias within the tribe Marmotini (Rodentia: Sciuridae). Cranial, postcranial, and genital morphology, cytogenetics, and genetics each separate them into three distinctive and monophyletic lineages now treated as subgenera. These groups are found in eastern North America, western North America, and Asia, respectively. However, available genetic data (mainly from mitochondrial cytochrome b… 

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