A new species of Crocidura (C. ramona) from Central Negev desert, Israel is described. The new species has small size, flattened skull, and light silver-gray dorsal pelage coloration. The diploid chromosome number is 28, NFa = 42, X chromosome - acrocentric. The species belongs to the Palearctic group of the genus Crocidura. Within this large group, the nearest relative of C. ramona is C. pergrisea.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1996|
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