The Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) is a rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae; it occurs only in the U.S. state of Washington, on the middle elevations of the Olympic Peninsula. The closest relatives of this species are the hoary marmot and the Vancouver Island marmot. In 2009, it was declared the official endemic mammal of Washington.This marmot is about the size of a domestic cat, typically weighing about 8 kg (18 lb) in summer.
Attributes / relations provided by ♦1Marmota olympus, Andrew J. Edelman, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 736, pp. 15 (2003) ♦2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org♦3International Flea Database
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER