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Title: Taxonomic status and origin of the shrews (soricidae) from the canary islands inferred from a mtdna comparison with the european crocidura species
Authors: Vogel, Peter
Cosson, Jean-François
López-Jurado, Luis Felipe 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2401 Biología animal (zoología)
240118 Mamíferos
240123 Vertebrados
Keywords: Cytochrome-B Sequences
Geographic-Variation
Russula Hermann
Dna Evolution
Mammalia, et al
Issue Date: 2003
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 
Abstract: European island shrews are either relicts of the endemic Pleistocene fauna, e.g., Crocidura zimmermanni, or were introduced from continental source populations. In order to clarify the taxonomic status and the origin of the two shrew species from the Canary Islands, a 981 bp fragment of cytochrome b gene was investigated in all European Crocidura species and compared with the Canary shrew (Crocidura canariensis) and the Osorio shrew (Crocidura osorio). The first shares its karyotype with the Sicilian shrew Crocidura sicula (2N = 36), the second with the Greater white-toothed shrew Crocidura russula (2N = 42), suggesting possible sister species relationships.</p>
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/17908
ISSN: 1055-7903
DOI: 10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00403-7
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution [ISSN 1055-7903], v. 27 (2), p. 271-282, (Mayo 2003)
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