Alpine marmot


Alpine marmot
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Individual in Queyras regional park, France (above), and Vanoise National Park, France (below)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Marmota
Species:
M. marmota
Binomial name
Marmota marmota
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Range in red
Synonyms
  • Mus marmota Linnaeus, 1758

The alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) is a large ground-dwelling squirrel, from the genus of marmots. It is found in high numbers in mountainous areas of central and southern Europe,[2] at heights between 800 and 3,200 m (2,600–10,500 ft) in the Alps, Carpathians, Tatras and Northern Apennines. In 1948 they were reintroduced with success in the Pyrenees, where the alpine marmot had disappeared at end of the Pleistocene epoch.[3]

  1. ^ Cassola, F. (2016). "Marmota marmota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T12835A510082. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T12835A510082.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  2. ^ Thorington, R.W., Jr.; Hoffman, R.S. (2005). "Family Sciuridae". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 801. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  3. ^ J. Herrero; J. Canut; D. Garcia-Ferre; R. Garcia Gonzalez; R. Hidalgo (1992). "The alpine marmot (Marmota marmota L.) in the Spanish Pyrenees" (PDF). Zeitschrift für Säugetierkunde. 57 (4): 211–215. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-11-13.

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