Wrangel Island lemming

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Wrangel Island lemming
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Lemmus
L. portenkoi
Binomial name
Lemmus portenkoi
Tchernyavsky, 1967

The Wrangel Island lemming (Lemmus portenkoi) is a species of lemming endemic to Wrangel Island in Russia. It was included as a subspecies of L. sibiricus by Jarrell and Fredga in 1993, while Chernyavskii (also in 1993) regarded it as a separate species.


  1. ^ Tsytsulina, K. (2008). "Lemmus portenkoi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 June 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of data deficient.
  • D.E. Wilson & D.M. Reeder, (2005). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Third Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.