IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Black-capped marmots (Marmota camtschatica) are Palearctic, or Eurasian mammals that have a patchy distribution throughout northern and eastern Siberia, or the eastern portion of the Russian Federation. There are currently three recognized sub-species of black-capped marmots, and each sub-species is geographically isolated (or occupies a different geographic location).

The first subspecies of black-capped marmots, Kamchatka marmots (M. c. camtschatica) inhabit the Kamchatka, Mil’kovski area along the valley of the Yurtinaya River. The second subspecies, Barguzin marmots (M. c. doppelmayeri) occupy a portion of Buryatia in the Severobaikal’sk area, or more specifically the north-eastern portion of Prebaikalia (Baikal Mountains) as well as the northern portion of Transbaikalia (Barguzin Mountain Range). Lastly, the third subspecies, Yakutian marmots (M. c. bungei) are found along the eastern side of the Lena River in the Kharaulakhskii Mountain Range in Yakutia, Russia. Yakutian marmots occupy one of the most northern parts of Russia, inhabiting the north-eastern part of Yakutia. The range of Yakutian marmots extend from the delta of the Lena River, or along the Kharaulah ridge, south along the Momsky, Chersy, and Verkhoyansky Mountain ridges as well as along the lower part of the Yana River.

Biogeographic Regions: palearctic (Native )

Other Geographic Terms: holarctic


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