Acta Theriologica

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 133–136 | Cite as

Karyotype of dormiceEliomys quercinus from Tirol (Austria)

  • Maria da Graça Ramalhinho
  • Roand Libois


A karyotype of 2n = 52 chromosomes was found in twoEliomys quercinus (Linnaeus, 1766) specimens from two different localities of Tirol (Austria). The karyotype is similar to the one described in the Italian Alps, suggesting that these mountains were not a barrier to the northern expansion of this chromosomal race.

Key words

Eliomys quercinus karyotype biogeography Austria 


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© Mammal Research Institute, Bialowieza, Poland 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria da Graça Ramalhinho
    • 1
  • Roand Libois
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Biologia Ambiental, Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia do MNHNUniversidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Unité de recherches zoogéographiquesInstitut de ZoologieLiègeBelgium

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