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Marmots
Fossil range: Late Miocene - Recent
A Yellow-Bellied Marmot near Princeton, British Columbia
A Yellow-Bellied Marmot near Princeton, British Columbia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Tribe: Marmotini
Genus: Marmota
Blumenbach, 1779
Species

See text. The Miocene Epoch is a period of time that extends from about 23. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 426 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (807 × 1134 pixel, file size: 749 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Binomial name Marmota flaviventris (Audubon and Bachman, 1841) The Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the Rock Chuck, is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus. ... Princeton is a small town in the Okanagan-Similkameen region of British Columbia, Canada. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. ... “Animalia” redirects here. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in female mammary glands and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in... Suborders Sciuromorpha Castorimorpha Myomorpha Anomaluromorpha Hystricomorpha Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents. ... Genera Many: see text. ... Genera See entry. ...

Marmots are members of the genus Marmota, in the rodent family Sciuridae (squirrels). For other uses of the word, please see Genus (disambiguation). ... Suborders Sciuromorpha Castorimorpha Myomorpha Anomaluromorpha Hystricomorpha Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents. ... Genera Many: see text. ...


Marmots are generally large ground squirrels. Those most often referred to as marmots tend to live in mountainous areas such as the Sierra Nevada in the United States or the European Alps. However the groundhog is also properly called a marmot, while the similarly-sized but more social prairie dog is not classified in the genus Marmota but in the related genus Cynomys. Genera See entry. ... The Sierra Nevada (Spanish for Snowy Range) is a mountain range that is almost entirely in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of California. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The groundhog (Marmota monax), also known as the woodchuck, land beaver, or whistlepig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots. ... Species Cynomys gunnisoni Cynomys leucurus Cynomys ludovicianus Cynomys mexicanus Cynomys parvidens The prairie dog (Cynomys) is a small, burrowing rodent native to the grasslands of North America. ... Species Cynomys gunnisoni Cynomys leucurus Cynomys ludovicianus Cynomys mexicanus Cynomys parvidens Prairie dogs are small stout-bodied burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches native to both North and Central America. ...


Marmots typically live in burrows, and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social, and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed. A burrow is a hole or tunnel dug into the ground by an animal to create a space suitable for habitation, temporary refuge, or as a byproduct of locomotion. ... This article refers to the process of hibernation in biology. ...


Some historians suggest that marmots, rather than rats, were the primary carriers of the Bubonic plague during several historic outbreaks.[1] Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... The bubonic plague or bubonic fever is the best-known variant of the deadly infectious disease caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis. ...


The name marmot comes from French marmotte, from Old French marmotan, marmontaine, from Old Franco-Provençal, from Low Latin mures montani "mountain mouse", from Latin mures monti, from Classical Latin mures alpini "Alps mouse".


Marmots mainly eat greens. They eat many types of grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, roots and flowers.


Species

The following is a list of all Marmota species recognized by Wilson and Reeder, 1993 [2].

It has been suggested that Western Siberia be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Marmota bobak (Müller, 1776) The bobak marmot (Marmota bobak), also known as the steppe marmot, is a species of marmot that inhabits the steppes of Russia and Central Asia. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... Brooks Range from near Galbraith Lake The Brooks Range is a mountain range that stretches from west to east across northern Alaska and into Canadas Yukon Territory, a total distance of about 1100 km (700 mi). ... The Nearctic is one of the eight terrestrial ecozones dividing the Earths land surface. ... Binomial name Marmota caligata (Eschscholtz, 1829) The Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) is found in the mountains of northwest North America. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... It has been suggested that Western Siberia be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Marmota flaviventris (Audubon and Bachman, 1841) The Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the Rock Chuck, is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus. ... Binomial name Marmota himalayana (Hodgson, 1841) Himalayan marmots are marmots found in the Himalayan regions ranging in elevation from 300 metres to 4,500 metres. ... Perspective view of the Himalaya and Mount Everest as seen from space looking south-south-east from over the Tibetan Plateau. ... Binomial name Marmota marmota (Linnaeus, 1758) The Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota) is a species of marmot found in mountainous areas of central and southern Europe. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tatras Panorama of Tatras The Tatra mountains, Tatras or Tatra (Tatry in both Slovak) and Polish, constitute a mountain range which forms a natural border between Slovakia and Poland. ... Pic de Bugatetin the Néouvielle Natural Reserve Central Pyrenees For the mountains in Victoria, Australia, see Pyrenees (Victoria). ... This article is about the mammal. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... The species marmota olympus is a member of the genus marmota, in the rodent family Sciuridae (squirrels). ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... Binomial name Marmota vancouverensis (Swarth, 1911) The Vancouver Island Marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is found only in the high mountainous regions of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km...

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Marmot - LoveToKnow 1911 (356 words)
MARMOT, the vernacular name of a large, thickly built, burrowing Alpine rodent mammal, allied to the squirrels, and typifying the genus Arctomys, of which there are numerous species ranging from the Alps through Asia north of (but including the inner ranges of) the Himalaya, and recurring in North America.
In addition to their stout build and long thickly haired tails, marmots are characterized by the absence of cheek-pouches, and the rudimentary first front-toe, which is furnished with a flat nail, as well as by certain features of the skull and cheek-teeth.
In the winter when the ground is deep in snow, marmots retire to the depths of their burrows, where as many as ten or fifteen may occupy the same chamber.
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