So, the numerous data testify the presence of high level of divergence among M. camtschatica: the Kamtchatka and Barguzin subspecies by the features totality differ on the level of separate species. M. c. bungei occupy an intermediate position between them but more closer to M. c. camtschatica. In our opinion the black-capped marmots belong to species in statu nascendi. Their situation is close to some examples of "Rassenkreise" areas: when the marginal, most diverged forms (in our case - "camtschatka" and "doppelmayeri") have the specific differences between each other and a form, which area situated between their areas ("bungei") occupy an intermediate position on some features. The black-capped marmots are most likely seemed to consider as superspecies "Marmota camtschatica".
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