Karyological and Phallic Aspects of the Spiny Mouse, Acomys cilicicus Spitzenberger, 1978 (Rodentia: Muridae) in Turkey

Authors: Erkut KIVANÇ, Mustafa SÖZEN, Ercüment ÇOLAK, Nuri YİĞİT

Abstract: In this study, the karyological and phallic characteristics of 30 specimens of Acomys cilicicus Spitzenberger, 1978 were examined. It was determinated that A. cilicicus has 2n=36, NF=70 and NFa=66. These results support A. cilicicus as a valid species.

Keywords: Acomys cilicicus, Karyology, Phallus, Baculum