hoary marmot


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Noun1.hoary marmot - large North American mountain marmothoary marmot - 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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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.
Among them are the two other North American species: the yellow-bellied marmot, which lives in much of the West, and the hoary marmot, which ranges from our Northwest through Canada's Yukon Territory to most of Alaska.
Although the Nearctic hoary marmot is briefly mentioned in the introduction to the sciurids (p.