A new subspecies of Lepus europaeus Pallas, 1758 (Mammalia: Lagomorpha) from southeastern Turkey: Lepus europaeus mursalogluae ssp. nov.

Abstract :

In this study, the specimens of the hare with yellowish fur colour from southeastern Turkey were determined to be a new subspecies, Lepus europaeus mursalogluae ssp. nov. Existence of new subspecies in that region was defined with occipitonasal length and habitat characteristic of six hare specimens were obtained from Elbeyli near Kilis, Viranşehir near Şanlıurfa, and Belen near Hatay in this study as well as phylogenetic and geographical picture, uniform fur colour pattern, and relatively differentiated chromosome structure previously recorded by various researchers for the group

Keyword :

Leporidae, Lepus europaeus mursalogluae ssp. nov., Turkey

Author(s) : Albayrak, İ., Demirbaş, Y.
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Published Issue : 2019 Vol. 14 Number 1

2019 Vol. 14 Number 1