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   Tamias sibiricus (mammal)
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    Taxonomic name: Tamias sibiricus Laxmann, 1769
    Synonyms:
    Common names: Siberian chipmunk
    Organism type: mammal
    Geographical range
    Native range: China; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Mongolia; Russian Federation (Tsytsulina et al 2008)
    Known introduced range: Belgium; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; Switzerland (Tsytsulina et al 2008); France (Pisanu et al 2013)
    Introduction pathways to new locations
    Pet/aquarium trade: Siberian chipmunks were imported from eastern Asia and sold in European pet shops during the 1960s and it is beleived that many owners released them into the wild during the 1970s. Releases from zoos/pet farms have been reported to a lesser extent (Pisanu et al 2013).


    Local dispersal methods
    Escape from confinement: Siberian chipmunks were imported from eastern Asia and sold in European pet shops during the 1960s and it is beleived that many owners released them into the wild during the 1970s. Releases from zoos/pet farms have been reported to a lesser extent (Pisanu et al 2013).
    Compiled by: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group
    Last Modified: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland