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Marmot vs. Muskrat

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Marmotnoun

Any of several large ground-dwelling rodents of the genera Marmota and Cynomys in the squirrel family.

Muskratnoun

A large aquatic rodent (Ondatra zibethicus).

Marmotnoun

Any rodent of the genus Marmota (formerly Arctomys) of the subfamily Sciurinae. The common European marmot (Marmota marmotta) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The common American species (Marmota monax) is the woodchuck (also called groundhog), but the name marmot is usually used only for the western variety.

Muskratnoun

Any of several species of shrews in the family Soricidae, especially the Asian house shrew, Suncus murinus

Marmotnoun

Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus; also, the prairie dog.

Muskratnoun

A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Ondatra zibethica formerly Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the hind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, ondatra, and sometimes water rat.

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Marmotnoun

stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter

Muskratnoun

The musk shrew.

Marmot

Marmots are relatively large ground squirrels in the genus Marmota, with 15 species living in Asia, Europe, and North America. These herbivores are active during the summer when often found in groups, but are not seen during the winter when they hibernate underground.

Muskratnoun

The desman.

Muskratnoun

beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur

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