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Disappearance of Inyo chipmunk a sign of change in the Sierra Nevada

October 6th, 2010

The Inyo chipmunk lives in the alpine regions of the Sierra Nevada mountains. (Photo: Center for Biological Diversity).

Chalk up yet another potential furry victim of climate change: The Inyo chipmunk. Once a regular in California’s Sierra Nevada, the brown-eyed, orange/black-tailed creature is nowhere to be seen these days.

“We have not been able to find it anywhere,” James Patton, a retired UC Berkeley professor of zoology who has spent the last two years in search of the species, told the Sacramento Bee.

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