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Yellow-bellied Marmot Marmota flaviventris


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Yellow-bellied Marmots
credit: Inklein/CCSA

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Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family

Description A small gray marmot with yellow on the belly and neck. There is a white band across the nose. Top of head is black.

Dimensions 49-70cm, 15-22cm, 3-5kg; / 47-67cm, 13-22cm, 1.6-4.0kg

Habitat Canyons & caves, Alpine & subalpine habitats, Meadows & fields

Range Plains, Rocky Mountains, Southwest, California, Northwest, Western Canada

Discussion Hibernates to avoid cold and snow; timing of hibernation depends on age, sex, and local weather. Uses meadows adjacent to talus slopes or rock outcrops.