Gray marmot

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Gray marmot
Marmota baibacina.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Marmota
Subgenus: Marmota
Species: M. baibacina
Binomial name
Marmota baibacina
Kastschenko, 1899

The gray marmot or Altai marmot (Marmota baibacina) is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found in Xinjiang Province in China, southeastern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and in the Altai and Tien Shan Mountains in southeastern Siberia in Russia.[2] In the Mongolian Altai, its range overlaps with that of the Tarbagan marmot.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Batbold, J., Batsaikhan, N. & Shar, S. (2008). Marmota baibacina. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 6 January 2009.
  2. ^ Thorington, R. W. Jr. and R. S. Hoffman. 2005. Family Sciuridae. Pp. 754-818 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  3. ^ Konstantin A. Rogovin: Habitat use by two species of Mongolian marmots (Marmota sibirica and M. baibacina) in a zone of sympatry. Acta Theriologica 37 (4): 345-350. Abstract online