Black-capped marmot

Black-capped marmot

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Marmota camtschatica

 

Keywords: black

The Black-capped marmot 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

Countries
Russia

Facts about the black-capped marmot

It is known that Marmota camtschatica is the arctic alpine species and inhabits strictly alpine belt in Northern Transbaikalia.

The black-capped marmot is a good species in which to study the evolution of sociality (Armitage 1999).

The black-capped marmot is a social animal, and so many of them could be raised in relatively small areas.

So it turned out that the present number of black-capped marmot is lower for 2 -3 times on the whole than it had been observed 4 decades ago.

ORIGINS The black-capped marmot is an important inter-mediate between "marmota" and "bobac" groups.

The black-capped marmots are most likely seemed to consider as superspecies "Marmota camtschatica".

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