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Contribution à la cytotaxonomie des Soricidés (Mammalia, Insectivora) de l'Afrique occidentale.
Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics
Chromosomes analysis of 28 shrews belonging to the genus Crocidura from West Africa allowed the detection of five new karyotypes: C. wimmeri (2n = 50, NF = 84), C. cf. gracilipes (56/86), C. cf. nimbae (46/68), and C. cf. planiceps (44/72). Among the individuals identified morphologically as C. poensis (52/70) a distinct species was recognized on the basis of its chromosome complement, C. nigeriae (50/76). The karyotype of C. occidentalis was confirmed with the study of another subspecies, C. occidentalis manni (50/66). An identical chromosome set characterizes C. odorata giffardi and provides evidence for its relationship with C. occidentalis.
Africa, Western, Animals, Chromosomes, Female, Karyotyping, Male, Shrews/genetics, Species Specificity
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