Collared lemming

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Collared lemmings
Temporal range: Early Pleistocene to Recent
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Tribe: Dicrostonychini
Genus: Dicrostonyx
Gloger, 1841

Dicrostonyx groenlandicus
Dicrostonyx hudsonius
Dicrostonyx nelsoni
Dicrostonyx nunatakensis
Dicrostonyx richardsoni
Dicrostonyx torquatus
Dicrostonyx unalascensis
Dicrostonyx vinogradovi

Dicrostonyx is a genus of rodent in the family Cricetidae.[1] It contains the collared lemmings. They are the only North American rodents that turn completely white in winter.[2] It contains the following species:


  1. ^ Musser, G.G.; Carleton, M.D. (2005). "Genus Dicrostonyx". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 970–973. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ "Dicrostonyx groenlandicus, Bering collared lemming". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 19 April 2016.