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SPECIES Marmota (Petromarmota) olympus

Author:Merriam, 1898.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 50: 352.
Common Name:Olympic Marmot
Type Locality:"From Timberline at head of Soleduc River, Olympic Mountains, [Olympic Nat. Park] Washington [USA]."
Distribution:Olympic Mtns of W Washington (USA).
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Subgenus Petromarmota; basal to the caligata-vancouverensis clade (Steppan et al., 1999). Considered a subspecies of marmota by Rausch (1953), but reviewed by Hoffmann et al. (1979) who confirmed its specific status. Also see Edelman (2003, Mammalian Species No. 736).
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