On the taxonomy and distribution of Crocidura cossyrensis and Crocidura russula (Insectivora, Soricidae) in Maghreb
 
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Dipartimento di Ecologia, Università della Calabria
Publish date: 2001-09-10
 
Hystrix It. J. Mamm. 2001;12(1)
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Abstract The paper examines the taxonomic status of North African Crocidura russula Auctorum. On the basis of morphological data, the taxon needs to be divided into at least two species: C. russula (Hermann, 1780) from western Europe, coastal Morocco and middle-western Algeria, up to about the Algiers area, and possibly even Sardinia and Ibiza, and another species, distributed in coastal middle-eastern Algeria, Tunisia, Pantelleria and, possibly, La Galite archipelago. The first and only available name for the above, eastern taxon is Crocidura cossyrensis Contoli, 1989.
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