Siberian brown lemming

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Siberian brown lemming
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Cricetidae
Subfamily: Arvicolinae
Genus: Lemmus
L. sibiricus
Binomial name
Lemmus sibiricus
(Kerr, 1792)
Siberian Brown Lemming Lemmus sibiricus distribution map.png
Siberian brown lemming range[2]

The Siberian brown lemming (Lemmus sibiricus) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae found in the Russian Federation. It does not hibernate during winter; it lives in burrows. It is prey to several animals, including the snowy owl and the Arctic fox. The lemmings are known for their high-amplitude, large-scale fluctuations of population sizes.[3]


  1. ^ Tsytsulina, K.; Formozov, N. & Sheftel, B. (2008). "Lemmus sibiricus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 5 June 2009. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is of least concern.
  2. ^ IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) 2008. Lemmus sibiricus. In: IUCN 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 22 March 2015.
  3. ^ Korpimäki, Erkki; Brown, Peter; Jacob, Jens; Pech, Roger (2004). "The Puzzles of Population Cycles and Outbreaks of Small Mammals Solved?". BioScience. 54 (12): 1071–1079. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2004)054[1071:tpopca];2.
  • Musser, G. G. and M. D. Carleton. (2005). Superfamily Muroidea. pp. 894–1531 in Mammal Species of the World a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder eds. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

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