Authors: MUHAMMED MOURADI GHARAKHELOO, ERKUT KIVANÇ
Abstract: In this study, 180 mole-vole specimens collected from west, central, east and southeast Iran were investigated by morphological, biometrical and karyological methods. According to our findings, 3 different species, Ellobius fuscocapillus, Ellobius lutescens and Ellobius talpinus, are distributed in Iran. Karyological findings showed that E. fuscocapillus has 2n = 36 (NF = 58, NFa = 54), E. lutescens has 2n = 17 (NF = 34, NFa = 32) and E. talpinus has 2n = 52 (NF = 54, NFa = 50) chromosomes.
Keywords: Iran, Ellobius, morphology, karyology, distribution
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