Temporal range: Late Miocene – recent
|Yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventris)|
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Marmots are 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 they can often be found in groups, but are not seen during the winter, when they hibernate underground. They are the heaviest members of the squirrel family.
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