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Stocky, terrestrial rodent of the squirrel family, native to North America, Europe and Asia. Most marmots have brown to grey fur, short, powerful legs, and furry tails. Length, excluding tail: 30–60cm (12–24in); weight: 3–8kg (6.6–16.5lb). Family Sciuridae.


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