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mar·mot

(mar'mot),
A woodchuck or groundhog; a hibernating rodent that may serve as reservoir host of plague bacillus in North America.
[Fr. marmotte]
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The prevalence and seasonal distribution of coccidial parasites of woodchucks (Marmota monax).
Macchi, "Parasitic fauna of the intestinal tracts of Marmota marmota in the western Alps," in Proceedings of 1st International Symposium on Alpine Marmot and on Genus Marmota, B.
Adelaide, Australia, Sep 19, 2012 - (ABN Newswire) - Marmota Energy (ASX:MEU) is pleased to announce calcrete assay data have been used to identify a large coincident nickel and copper-in-calcrete anomaly on Marmota's 100% owned Pundinya tenement (EL 4526) located in the Gawler Craton of South Australia.
Species falling into this category potentially include most of the terrestrial squirrels (subfamily Xerinae), including 14 species of marmots Marmota spp., five species of prairie dogs Cynomys spp., 25 species of chipmunks Tamias spp.
Esto incluye la aparicion en los niveles VI-III de Marmota marmota (Altuna, 1965, 1972), una especie que puede aparecer tanto en climas frios, como sucede en el yacimiento asturiano de La Parte (Alvarez Lao y Garcia Garcia, 2006), como mas benignos.
The rodents identified thus far include: Woodchuck (Marmota monax); Round-tailed Muskrat (Neofiber alleni); Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi); Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris); Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis); Hispid Cotton Rat (Sigmodon hispidus); and Capybara (Hydrochaeris holmesi).
Satellite burrows of Lagostomus maximus and Marmota flaviventris could also be distinguished from main burrows by their location close to the foraging area, where animals can hide when threatened (Armitage, 1988; Branch et al., 1994).
In 1947, the hunting season was closed on Huns and partially closed on woodchucks (Marmota monax); ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus had increased enough to have a 2-week season with a bag limit of 2 (12 June 1947).
It is very difficult, for example, to decide whether the bobac marmot (Marmota bobac), which forages on the ground but spends the majority of its life in a burrow, is terrestrial or subterranean.