Siberian brown lemming

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Siberian brown lemming
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Genus: Lemmus
Species: L. sibiricus
Binomial name
Lemmus sibiricus
(Kerr, 1792)

The Siberian brown lemming (Lemmus sibiricus) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae found in the Russian Federation. It does not hibernate during winter; it lives in burrows. It is prey to several animals, including the snowy owl and the Arctic fox. The lemmings are known for their high-amplitude, large-scale fluctuations of population sizes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tsytsulina, K., Formozov, N. & Sheftel, B. (2008). Lemmus sibiricus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 5 June 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ Korpimäki, Erkki; Brown, Peter; Jacob, Jens; Pech, Roger (2004). "The Puzzles of Population Cycles and Outbreaks of Small Mammals Solved?". BioScience 54 (12): 1071–1079. 
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. (2005). Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.