Marmota caligata sheldoni Howell, 1914

Montague Island hoary marmot



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: July 1908 (May 1978?)



Montague Island, Alaska, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Howell, A. H. (1914). Ten new marmots from North America. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 27: 13-18.


Other references:

Cook, J. A. (1998). Marmota caligata (Eschscholtz 1829) Hoary marmot. In: Hafner, D.; Yensen, E.; Kirkland, G.L., Jr., eds. North American rodents. Status survey and conservation action plan. Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, UK: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources: 39-41.

Fay, F. H. and Sease, J. L. (1985). Preliminary status survey of selected small mammals. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Report on file with: University of Alaska, Institute of Marine Science, Fairbanks, AK. 53 p.

Heller, E. (1910). Mammals of the 1908 Alexander expedition, with descriptions of the localities visited and notes on the flora of the Prince William Sound region. University of California Publications in Zoology 5(11): 321-360.

Howell, A. H. (1915). Revision of the American marmots. North American Fauna 37: 1-80.

Lance, Ellen Weintraub. (2002). Montague Island marmot: a conservation assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-541. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 12 pp.


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