A taxonomical re-evaluation of the Valais chromosome race of the common shrewSorex araneus (Insectivora: Soricidae)

  title={A taxonomical re-evaluation of the Valais chromosome race of the common shrewSorex araneus (Insectivora: Soricidae)},
  author={Harald Br{\"u}nner and Nicolas Lugon-moulin and François Balloux and Luca Fumagalli and Jacques Hausser},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
The common shrewSorex araneus Linnaeus, 1758 is subject to intense chromosomal polymorphism. About 65 chromosome races are presently known. One of these chromosome races (the Valais race) is karyologically, morphologically, biochemically, and genetically clearly distinct from all other chromosome races of the species. Recent studies of hybrid zones between the Valais race and other chromosome races in the Swiss and French Alps add further strong evidence for the specific taxonomic status of the… CONTINUE READING


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