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Yellow-Bellied Marmot

Marmota flaviventris nosophora

Subspecies of Marmot



First Noted by Expedition
August 20, 1805, Lemhi River, Lemhi County, Idaho.
 

Description
Yellowish brown, with yellowish belly. Feet buff to light brown. Whitish spots between eyes. Buff or yellowish patches below ear to shoulders. Tail bushy. Length: 18.528 in (4770 cm); tail: 5.18.6 in (1322 cm). Weight: 510 lb (2.24.5 kg).
 

Habitat
Rocky areas, talus slopes, valleys, and foothills to elevations of 11,000 ft (3,300 m).
 

Range
British Columbia, southern Alberta, and Montana south through eastern California and east to Colorado and northern New Mexico. Western Idaho and eastern Washington and Oregon.
 

Note
One of 11 subspecies that live in different areas depending on local climate.

Species information from enature.com
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