Calabria pine vole

Calabria pine vole

Calabria pine vole

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Microtus brachycercus

The Calabria pine vole (Microtus brachycercus ) is a vole found in southern and central Italy initially described by Lehmann as a subspecies of M. savii. Genetic tests in the Calabrian region found, although similar, the X chromosome is larger than that of samples of M. savii found elsewhere in Italy and the Y chromosome is twice the size, leading Galleni in 1994 to designate M. brachycercus as a separate species.

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References

1. Calabria pine vole Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calabria_pine_vole
2. Calabria pine vole on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/136536/518646

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