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.
Iran, Ellobius, morphology, karyology, distribution
GHARAKHELOO, MUHAMMED MOURADI and KIVANÇ, ERKUT (2003) "A Study on the Morphology, Karyology and Distribution of Ellobius Fisher, 1814 (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Iran," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 27: No. 4, Article 4. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol27/iss4/4