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The hypothetical Old-Northern chromosome race of Sorex araneus found in the Ural Mts.
Andrei V. Polyakov, Pavel M. Borodin, Lenka Lukáčová, Jeremy B. Searle and Jan Zima
Annales Zoologici Fennici
Vol. 34, No. 2 (1997), pp. 139-142
Published by: Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23735690
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Chromosomes of two populations of the common shrew, Sorex araneus L. (Mammalia, Insectivora, Soricidae), from the northern Ural Mts. were investigated. In both sites, homozygous, all-metacentric autosomal complements were revealed, with the autosomal arm combinations af, bc, go, hn, ip, jl, km, qr, tu. This karyotype is identical to that predicted by Halkka et al. (1994) as the hypothetical "Old-Northern" race connecting the northern and eastern ratial groups of Sorex araneus in Eurasia.
Annales Zoologici Fennici © 1997 Finnish Zoological and Botanical Publishing Board