Himalayan marmot

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Himalayan marmot

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

 

Keywords: yellow , brown

The Himalayan 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
China, India and Nepal

Facts about the Himalayan marmot

The plague focus associated with Marmota himalayana is found mainly in Tibet, Qinghai, and western Sichuan.

The Himalayan marmot is one of the highest living mammals in the world. (Full text)

The Himalayan Marmot is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species]

The Himalayan marmot is one of the more playful creatures of the Alpine environment of Jammu & Kashmir.

Arctomys himalayanus or the Himalayan Marmot is a distinct species, although it is closely related to the woodchuck, the hoary marmot and the yellow-bellied marmot.

) The Himalayan marmot is about 2 feet long with a 5 inch tail.

Himalayan marmot is found in the high-altitude areas between 4,000m and 4,300m. (Full text)

- - Steve - ---------- The Himalayan marmot is one of the highest living mammals in the world.

Himalayan marmots are found from 4000 m to the upper edge of the vegetated zone (ca 5500 m) in the mountains of Nepal, parts of India, and parts of Tibet. (Full text)

Alpine, Red and Himalayan Marmots are distinguished from other pale arctic species by their rough fur. (Full text)

Himalayan Marmots are common as are the huge Himalayan Griffon and Lammergeier Vultures.

The snow-hare, mouse-hare and the Himalayan marmots are far more common, as are Weasels and lizards.

The snow-hare, mouse-hare and the Himalayan marmots are far more common. (Full text)

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