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Alaska marmot
(Marmota broweri)
walrus
Description
They are rodents that have a short neck, broad and short head, bushy tail, small ears, short powerful legs and feet and a densely furred tail. They have black fur on top of their head, extending from the tip of the nose to the neck. They also have coarse hair that ranges in color from brown and black to white. They have chisel-like incisors, and tough claws adapted for digging, however the thumbs of their front limbs do not have these claws but flat nails instead.
Dimensions
Adult male average total length is 24 inches and the average weight is 7 lb. Adult females are slightly smaller, having an average length of 22 inches and 6.8 lb.
Diet
They eat grass, flowering plants, berries, roots, moss, and lichen. They also can eat a few insects.
Habitat & Range
They inhabit boulder fields and rocky outcrops on the slopes and in the valleys and canyons of the Brooks Mountains. Alaska marmots can only be found in the Nearctic region of the world. They have a very limited range in Northern Alaska, along the Arctic coast.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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