|Scientific Name:||Marmota broweri|
|Species Authority:||Hall & Gilmore, 1934|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Marmota broweri was regarded as a synonym or subspecies of M. caligata, the hoary marmot of western North America, in the past, but Jones et al. (1992) and Hoffman et al. (in Wilson and Reeder 1993) and Thorington and Hoffmann (in Wilson and Reeder 2005) recognized M. broweri and M. caligata as distinct species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G. & Cannings, S.)|
|Reviewer/s:||Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Chanson, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)|
Listed as Least Concern because it has a relatively wide range, its populations are secure and there are no major threats.
|Range Description:||This species is known from the Brooks Range of northern Alaska in the United States, from near the coast of Chukchi Sea to the Alaska-Yukon border; perhaps also northern Yukon in Canada (Hoffmann et al., in Wilson and Reeder 1993).|
Native:United States (Alaska)
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|Population:||This species is apparently secure in its range (NatureServe). It occurs in family groups, with widely scattered populations. Although generally low in density, no estimates are available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in arctic tundra, where there are extensive boulder fields, rock-slides, rock outcroppings, or talus. Requires secure den sites for protection against predation by grizzly bears. Young are born in underground burrows. A litter of 4-5 is born late spring to early summer. It eats grasses and other green plants, and hibernates in winter.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no known threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is not of conservation concern and its habitat is not currently under threat.|
Hall, E. R. 1981. The Mammals of North America. John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA.
Hoffmann, R. S., Anderson, C. G., Thorington Jr., R. W. and Heaney, L. R. 1993. Family Sciuridae. In: D. Wilson and D. M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, pp. 419-465. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, USA.
Jones Jr., J. K., Hoffman, R. S., Rice, D. W., Jones, C., Baker, R. J. and Engstrom, M. D. 1992. Revised checklist of North American mammals north of Mexico, 1991. Occasional Papers, Museum of Texas Tech University 146: 1-23.
Thorington Jr., R. W. and Hoffmann, R. S. 2005. Family Sciuridae. In: D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reader (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 754-818. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA.
|Citation:||Linzey, A.V. & NatureServe (Hammerson, G. & Cannings, S.) 2008. Marmota broweri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 May 2013.|
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