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Lemming

- Noun

Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus, resembling the meadow mice in form. They are found in both hemispheres.


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    A lemming is a small rodent, usually found in or near the Arctic in tundra biomes. Lemmings make up the subfamily Arvicolinae (also known as Microtinae) together with voles and muskrats, which form part of the superfamily Muroidea, which also includes rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils.

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    The Amur lemming (Lemmus amurensis) is a species of lemmings found near the Amur River in Siberia.

  • Norway lemming

    Norway lemming

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    The Wrangel lemming (Dicrostonyx vinogradovi) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is found only on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of eastern Russia. Its natural habitat is tundra, and it is threatened by habitat loss.

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    Wood lemming

    The wood lemming (Myopus schisticolor) is a species of rodents in the family Cricetidae. It belongs to the rodent subfamily Arvicolinae, so is a relative of the voles, lemmings, and muskrats. It is found in the taiga biome of China, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.

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    Arctic lemming

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