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Mammalthon 2: Yellow-Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)

Posted on May 3, 2008 by in Mammalthons, Rodents | 7 comments

Marmota flaviventris
Number 0152

This is another one for my dad. Yellow-bellied marmots live in rocky, mountainous areas of western North America. They live in burrows where a male marmot has a “harem” of two or three females. In a nice change from the usual, yellow-bellied marmots are common throughout their range and not endangered. Yay yellow-bellied marmots!

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  1. I love this one! I am so glad your dad requested it. Good work.

  2. Hi Jen, I really like my Snow Leopard and Marmot. The others are very nice also. This is a very fun way to donate to the Wildlife Center and get nice art, too!!

  3. That is a lovely marmot! How are you holding up, Jennifer? Three point five hours until your birthday!!! I’ve run out of mammal related law school trivia to post…

  4. Thank you Grace, Chilejack, and Claire! I’m doing okay, Claire, but I’m so far behind, ugh! As my drawings get better, they take much longer, and also when someone’s paying money for them, I can’t rush ’em. (Although I’m sure the ones that come nearer the end of the 24 hours will be rushed and/or lethargic.)

  5. This is really good. The face is so expressive. I like them all!

  6. And he doesn’t look like a man in a funny little suit! Glad I could be of service, dear LEO!

  7. Yes, thank you, Jess! I keep forgetting to thank you directly for your assistance! I wish you were awake when I was drawing Eight Belles because her front leg came out really weird. It’s better now than when I scanned it—i.e., I fixed it a little after I posted it—but still.

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