Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Rodentia > Family: Sciuridae > Genus: Marmota > Species: Marmota marmota > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Marmota marmota latirostris Kratochvil, 1961 European Council (2004)
Marmota marmota marmota (Linnaeus, 1758) Fauna Europaea (2005)

Alpine marmot - Marmota marmota (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
May also occur in
  • cropland
  • heathland and shrub
Natura 2000 species code 2606


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Alpemurmeldyr Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpemurmeldyr Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpenmarmot Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpenmurmeltier German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpi ümiseja Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpine marmot English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alppimurmeli Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Alpski svizec Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Európai marmota Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmota Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmota Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmota alpina Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmotta Maltese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmotta alpina Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Marmotte des Alpes French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murmeldéier Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murmeldjur Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Múrmeldýr Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Planinski svizac Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
swistak Polish Polish NRC
Synonym Author
Mus marmota Linnaeus, 1758
Marmota alpina Blumenbach, 1779
Arctomys marmota Schreber, 1780
Arctomys marmota tigrina Bechstein, 1801
Arctomys marmota alba Bechstein, 1801
Arctomys marmota nigra Bechstein, 1801
Marmota marmotta Trouessart, 1904

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
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External data

No external data sets available for this species
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