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Olympic Marmot
2006-12-13 15:07:24

The Olympic Marmot, Marmota olympus, is a marmot (a rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae). They are found in alpine and sub alpine meadows and talus slopes of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. They are close relatives of the Hoary Marmot. Like most marmots, they are sociable burrowing animals. A typical family consists of a male, two to three females and their young. Newborn marmots...

Alpine Marmot
2006-12-13 14:46:51

The alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) is a species of marmot found in mountainous areas of central and southern Europe. Alpine Marmots live at heights between 2,625 and 10,500 feet (800 and 3200 m), in the Alps, Tatra and Pyrenees. An adult Alpine Marmot may weigh between 6.61 and 13.22 pounds (3 and 6 kg) and reach more than 19.69 inches (50 cm) long. It makes the Alpine Marmot the largest...

Hoary Marmot
2006-12-13 14:41:51

The hoary marmot (Marmota caligata) is a species of marmot that inhabits the mountains of northwest North America. The largest populations are in Alaska. In the northern part of that state, they may live near sea level. Hoary marmots live near the tree line on slopes. This gives them grasses and forbs to eat and rocky areas for cover. It is the largest North American ground squirrel and is...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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