Marmota caligata

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Related to Marmota caligata: Marmota monax
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Noun1.Marmota caligata - large North American mountain marmotMarmota caligata - large North American mountain marmot
marmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
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I am told by Spokane area Native friends that bones of marmots, especially Marmota caligata, were a common source of tweezer material, the bones being easy to obtain, and easier to work than bones of other or larger mammals.
Classification tree analysis was successfully used to age hoary marmots Marmota caligata and Vancouver Island marmots M.
Distribution % Common name Scientific name territories MAMMALS Nuttall's Cottontail Syvilagus nuttalii 17.4 Black-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus californicus 4.3 White-tailed Jackrabbit Lepus townsendii 4.3 Yellow-bellied Marmot Marmota flaviventris 56.5 Hoary Marmot Marmota caligata 4.3 Columbian Ground Squirrel Urocitellus columbianus 4.3 California Ground Squirrel Otospermophilus beecheyi 34.8 Tree Squirrel Sciurus spp.