Morphological, biometrical, karyological, bacular and phallic aspects of Apodemus mystacinus populations in Turkey were studied based on 117 specimens. The biometrical and phallic comparisons confirmed the distinctness of A. m. mystacinus and A. m. epimelas. The UPGMA tree divided populations in Turkey into 2 groups. The distance (D) between A. m. mystacinus and A. m. euxinus was 0.469. A. mystacinus had karyotypic values of 2n = 48, NFa = 50, and NF = 52. Being different from A. m. epimelas, there was a short groove in the dorsal view of the phallus in populations of A. m. mystacinus in Turkey.
Apodemus mystacinus, Taxonomy, Karyology, Baculum, Phallus, Turkey
ÇOLAK, ERCÜMENT; YİĞİT, NURİ; ÇOLAK, REYHAN; SÖZEN, MUSTAFA; ÖZKURT, ŞAKİR; and KANKILIÇ, TOLGA (2004) "Taxonomic Status and Distribution of Apodemus mystacinus (Danford and Alston, 1877) (Mammalia: Rodentia) in Turkey," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 28: No. 4, Article 2. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol28/iss4/2