Endemic Animals of Washington








Olympic Marmot
Olympic Marmot
Olympic marmots are about the size of a domestic cat. They have a wide head with small eyes and ears; a stocky body with stubby legs and sharp, rounded claws adapted for digging. Their tails are long and bushy. The coat is double-layered and consists of soft thick underfur, for warmth, and coarser outer hairs. The fur color changes with the season and with age, but an adult marmot's coat is brown all over with small whiter areas for most of the ...
year. Their muzzle is almost always white, with a white band in front of the eyes.
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Olympic Marmot
Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis
Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis
Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis is a subspecies of the western fence lizard. The common name for this taxon is the northwestern fence lizard. This lizard occurs in the state of Washington in the United States.
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Sceloporus occidentalis occidentalis
Tacoma pocket gopher
Tacoma pocket gopher
The Tacoma pocket gopher, was a subspecies of the Mazama pocket gopher that was restricted to a few isolated populations in the southern Puget Sound area and on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. The animal became extinct in 1970.
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Tacoma pocket gopher
Zethalia zelandica
Zethalia zelandica
Zethalia zelandica, common name the wheel shell, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk, in the family Trochidae, the top snails. Originally four names were proposed for this shell and published at about the same time
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Zethalia zelandica