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Yellow-Bellied Marmot

Marmota flaviventris avara

Subspecies of Marmot




First Noted by Expedition
April 24, 1806, on the north side of the Columbia River, above the mouth of the John Day River, Klickitat County, Washington.
 

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
The yellow-bellied marmot feeds entirely on green vegetation of many kinds.

Species information from enature.com
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