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SPECIES Marmota (Petromarmota) vancouverensis

Author:Swarth, 1911.
Citation:Univ. California Publ. Zool., 7: 201.
Common Name:Vancouver Island Marmot
Type Locality:"Mt. Douglas (altitude 4,200 feet [1280 m]), twenty miles [32 km] south of Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia" [Canada].
Distribution:Mountains of Vancouver Isl (British Columbia, Canada).
Status:U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Endangered.
Comments:Subgenus Petromarmota; sister species to M. caligata (Steppan et al., 1999). Considered a subspecies of marmota by Rausch (1953). Reviewed by Hoffmann et al. (1979) who confirmed its specific status, and by Nagorsen (1987, Mammalian Species No. 270).



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