Temporal range: Late Miocene – Recent
|Yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris)|
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Marmots are relatively large ground squirrels in the genus Marmota, with 15 species living in Asia, Europe and North America. These herbivores are active during the summer when often found in groups, but are not seen during the winter when they hibernate underground. They are the heaviest members of the squirrel family.