Taxonomical and biogeographical problems in Mediterranean shrews of the genus Crocidura (Mammalia, Insectivora) with reference to a new karyotype from Sicily (Italy)

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0166423408A4
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Taxonomical and biogeographical problems in Mediterranean shrews of the genus Crocidura (Mammalia, Insectivora) with reference to a new karyotype from Sicily (Italy)
Périodique
Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles
Auteur(s)
Vogel P.
ISSN
0037-9603
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1988
Volume
79
Numéro
1
Pages
39-48
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Shrews of the genus Crocidura from Sicily revealed a new karyotype from Europe: 2n = 36, NF = 56, NFa = 52. With reference to the revision of Vesmanis (1976), this shrew is provisionally attributed to C. caudata Miller, 1901 and it is proposed to call it the "Sicilian shrew". Its chromosome complement is similar to that of shrews from Canary Islands and a species from Burundi (Central Africa), suggesting that it might have split off from a line of Paleotropical origin. Following these findings, the modern concept of Mediterranean island colonization by shrews must be revised. The distinctive characteristics of Mediterranean shrews should also be revised.
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