Vancouver marmot

Vancouver marmot

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


The Vancouver island marmot, vancouver marmot is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Vancouver marmot habitats
Grassland and Temperate Grassland
Some facts about the
Vancouver marmot

Adult weight : 4.75 kg (10.45 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 12 years

Female maturity :1186 days

Gestation : 30 days

Litter size : 3

Litters per year : 1

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Facts about the Vancouver marmot

Separation Justification: Juvenile dispersal of Marmota vancouverensis is generally less than 5 kilometers in suitable habitat (Bryant 1998), but can be much more. (Full text)

Justification Assignment of Marmota vancouverensis is based on the small number of individuals (200-400) in a single population within a restricted area that has been subjected to intensive human modification.

SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SPECIES: Marmota vancouverensis is one of only five endemic mammals in Canada.

The Marmota vancouverensis is a very friendly animal.

The Vancouver Marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is dark brown with white fur around the nose and a white belly.

For example the Vancouver Island marmot (Rodentia sciuridae Marmota vancouverensis) is in the rodent order, squirrel family, marmot genus and Vancouver species. (Full text)

Vancouver Island Marmot Vancouver Island Marmot in the news The Vancouver Island Marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is found only in the high mountainous regions of Vancouver Island.

The Vancouver Island Marmot (Marmota vancouverensis) is found only on Vancouver Island, Bristish Columbia, Canada and no where else.

The Vancouver Marmot is colonial and the group's size is about 7 or 8 members.

The Vancouver marmot is the most endangered marmot in the world.

The Vancouver marmot is the world's rarest marmot, and it was put on the endangered species list in 1980. (Full text)

" "VERY likely that the reason for their endangerment is not simply that they are naturally becoming extinct but because of significant consequences of our actions- logging, mining, road-building, urbanization, etc" --- To be clear, this is true for some species (Vancouver marmot - is it a distint species of marmot from the mainland?

The Vancouver Marmot is a rodent that likes to live above 3300 feet. (Full text)

While Ian and the Mongols are merrily running their Asian cousins to ground, the Canadian version, the Vancouver marmot, is endangered; you can learn more at www. (Full text)

Vancouver Marmots are very rare - one of the rarest mammals in the world! (Full text)

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