Brown lemming

Brown lemming

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Lemmus sibiricus

 

Keywords: brown , hibernate

The Brown lemming is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Brown lemming habitats
Subarctic forest

Facts about the brown lemming

Adult brown lemmings are about 150 mm in total length, including about 20 mm of tail.

Brown Lemming or Lemmus sibiricus is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Lower Risk/Least Concern .

Lemmus sibiricus (Brown Lemming): Narrative Palearctic, Nearctic: Brown lemmings are found in the tundra regions of Siberia and North America.

Range & Habitat Brown lemmings are found from the north part of BC up through the Canadian arctic.

Siberian (or brown) lemming Lemmus sibiricus The Siberian or brown lemming is found throughout the Yukon except for the extreme southwestern corner, and northern British Columbia.

The brown lemming is the only true Alaskan lemming, and it is found in tundra regions where it feeds on grasses and sedges.

The brown lemming is usually found in moist areas of tundra, while the varying lemming prefers drier areas.

The brown lemming, Lemmus sibiricus, is the only true lemming in Alaska.

The Brown Lemming is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Brown lemmings are tawny or reddish-colored year-round, although they may turn more grayish in summer. (Full text)

Voles, and Shrews Brown Lemming (Lemmus trimucronatus) The brown lemming is the most widespread of Alaska's true lemmings. (Full text)

The Brown Lemming is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

The Brown Lemming is typically found in wetlands where it feeds on plants such as sedges and grasses. (Full text)

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