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SPECIES Marmota (Marmota) himalayana

Author:Hodgson, 1841.
Citation:J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 10: 777.
Common Name:Himalayan Marmot
Type Locality:"Himalaya...and sandy plains of Tibet"; "potius Tibetensis" (Hodgson, 1843). Restricted by Blanford (1875a) to "the Kachar of Nepal."
Distribution:Montane regions of W China, Nepal, and N India to Ladak.
Status:CITES Appendix III (India); IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Marmota (Steppan et al., 1999). Placed in bobak (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951:515; Corbet, 1978c:81), but geographically separated from that species; evidence for specific status in Gromov et al. (1965); sister species of sibirica; see also comment under baibacina and sibirica.
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