Distribution and taxonomic status of the genus Microtus (Mammalia : Rodentia) in Southeastern Turkey


Colak E., Yigit N., Sozen M., Ozkurt S.

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.43, sa.4, ss.391-396, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Dergi Adı: ISRAEL JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.391-396

Özet

We examined morphological, external, cranial, and karyological characters of 78 specimens belonging to the genus Microtus from Southeastern Turkey (Maras, Kills, Gaziantep, and Hatay). M. guentheri has a karyotype of 2n = 54, while M. irani has 2n = 46. Karyotype and dorsal coloration are diagnostic characters distinguishing M. guentheri from M. irani. We found no evidence for the existence of M. socialis in Southeastern Turkey.