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A new chromosomal race of the common shrew Sorex araneus (Lipotyphla, Mammalia) found in Russia
- Pavlova, S.V., Aniskin, V.M., Shchipanov, N.A.
- Russian journal of genetics 2017 v.53 no.12 pp. 1374-1377
- Sorex araneus, chromosome translocation, karyotyping, races, shrews, Finland, Russia
- Karyotyping of the common shrews Sorex araneus from the poorly studied region of the Northwest of Russia revealed the belonging of individuals to two chromosomal races, Lemi and St. Petersburg. The Lemi race, previously known only from Finland, was discovered for the first time on the territory of Russia and thus replenished the list of S. araneus chromosomal races that are distributed within the Russian part of the species range (27 races out of 74 known in the whole species range at the moment). The studied individuals showed a high level of chromosomal polymorphism, caused by Rb translocations.