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Marmota marmota Linnaeus 1758 (Alpine marmot)

Osteichthyes - Rodentia - Sciuridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 47899

Alternative combinations: Arctomys marmotta, Mus marmota

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Marmota according to B. A. Frase and R. S. Hoffmann 1980

Sister taxa: Marmota arizonae, Marmota broweri, Marmota caligata, Marmota flaviventris, Marmota korthi, Marmota minor, Marmota monax, Marmota nevadensis, Marmota olympus, Marmota vancouverensis, Lagomys sardus, Arctomys vetus, Arctomys primigenia

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 74.1, humerus length 59.4, radius length 49.6, tibia length 67.1

Estimated body mass: 1.25 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length