Authors: BEYTULLAH ÖZKAN, NURİ YİĞİT, ERCÜMENT ÇOLAK
Abstract: Micromys minutus was recorded from six localities in Turkish Thrace. The external, cranial and karyological peculiarities of the specimens were determined. The dorsal colour of the specimens is dark brownish, being lighter on the sides, but the rostrum and cheek are markedly ochre. Mean tail length relative to body length is 90.5%, and the occipito-nasal length is 18.1 mm. The diploid number of chromosomes was 2n = 68 with NF = 136 and NFa = 132.
Keywords: Micromys minutus, distribution, taxonomy, karyology, Thrace, Turkey.
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