Crocidura ramona sp. nov. (Insectivora, Soricidae): A new species of shrew from the central Negev desert, Israel

E. Ivanitskaya, G. Shenbrot, E. Nevo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-103
Number of pages11
JournalZeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde
Volume61
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology

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