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Marmota marmota (Alpine marmot)

Mammalia - Rodentia - Sciuridae

Taxonomy
Mus marmota was named by Linnaeus (1758). It is extant.

It was recombined as Arctomys marmotta by Boule and De Villeneuve (1927); it was recombined as Marmota marmota by Blumenbach (1779), Thomas (1911) and Frase and Hoffmann (1980).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1758Mus marmota Linnaeus p. 60
1779Marmota marmota Blumenbach
1911Marmota marmota Thomas p. 147
1927Arctomys marmotta Boule and De Villeneuve p. 81
1980Marmota marmota Frase and Hoffmann p. 1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
RankNameAuthor
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Glires()
orderRodentia
superfamilySciuroidea
familySciuridae
tribeMarmotini
genusMarmotaFrisch 1775
speciesmarmota()

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
partNmean

Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: semifossorialg
Diet: granivoref
Diet 2: frugivoref
Created: 2012-05-15 12:43:47
Modified: 2012-05-14 21:43:47
Source: g = genus, f = family, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Nowak 1991, Samuels and Van Valkenburgh 2008, Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Middle Pleistocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 0.78100 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (9 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Italy (Verona) Marmota marmota (43656)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Romania Marmota marmota (34010)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Italy (Trieste) Marmota marmota (43701 43704)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126France (Limousin region) Marmota marmota (36439)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Italy (Vicenza) Marmota marmota (43692)
Middle Pleistocene - Late/Upper Pleistocene0.781 - 0.0117Monaco Arctomys marmotta (191726)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Monaco Arctomys marmotta (191722)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Italy (Vicenza) Marmota marmota (43689)