Notes and discussion: Female olympic marmots (Marmota olympus) reproduce in consecutive years

Suzanne Cox Griffin, Mark L. Taper, L. Scott Mills

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Abstract

Olympic marmots (Marmota olympus) are reported to skip at least one year between reproductive efforts. We observed several female marmots weaning infants in consecutive years. There was no evidence that reproductive skipping was more common than annual reproduction. High spring food availability resulting from climate change may allow females to wean consecutive litters regularly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Midland Naturalist
Volume158
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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