Marmota monax Linnaeus 1758 (groundhog)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Alternative combinations: Arctomys monax, Marmota (Marmotops) monax, Marmotops monax, Mus monax

Synonyms: Arctomys ignavus Bangs 1899, Arctomys melanopus Kuhl 1820, Arctomys sibila Wolf 1808, Glis canadensis Erxleben 1777, Hyrax hudsonius Schreber 1792, Lipura hudsonia Schreber 1792, Marmota ochracea Swarth 1911, Mus empetra Pallas 1778

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

See also Hall 1981, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Thomas 1911 and Wilson 1967

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

Ecology: semifossorial granivore-frugivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (42: Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia collections)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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