Eutamias is a genus of chipmunks within the tribe Marmotini of the squirrel family. It includes a single living species, the Siberian chipmunk (Eutamias sibiricus). The genus is often treated as a subgenus of Tamias, which is now restricted to the eastern chipmunk of North America.[1] Neotamias, which now includes the western North American chipmunks, has also been included in Eutamias.[2]

Temporal range: Early Miocene to present
Siberian chipmunk (Eutamias sibiricus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Tribe: Marmotini
Genus: Eutamias
Trouessart, 1880
Type species
Sciurus striatus asiaticus
Gmelin, 1788

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In addition to the Siberian chipmunk, several fossil species have been assigned to this genus:


  1. ^ Musser et al., 2010, p. 22
  2. ^ Piaggo and Spicer, 2001, p. 345
  3. ^ Qiu and Storch, 2000, p. 183; Tyutkova, 2008, p. 437; Wang et al., 2004
  4. ^ Qiu et al., 2008, p. 113
  5. ^ Sulimski, 1964, p. 165; Popov, 2004, p. 448
  6. ^ Qiu et al., 2008, p. 115
  7. ^ Zhu-Ding Qiu (2015). "Revision and supplementary note on Miocene sciurid fauna of Sihong, China". Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 53 (3): 219–237.
  8. ^ Sulimksi, 1964, p. 168; Qiu et al., 2008, p. 115

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