Volume 41 - Issue 3 - 235 - 241

Taxonomic Status and Karyotype of Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774) from Turkey (Rhinolophidae, Chiroptera)

Türkiye’deki Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774)’un karyotipi ve taksonomisi (Rhinolophidae, Chiroptera)

This study is based on karyological analyses of nine Rhinolophus ferrumequinum specimens collected from Turkey between 2000 and 2004. It was determined that the diploid chromosome number (2n) is 58 and number of autosomal arms (NFa), 60 in this species. For taxonomical evaluation of R. ferrumequinum, a total of 239 specimens, collected from Turkey between 1974 and 2000, were studied. Our karyotypic and morphometric data were compared with the relevant literature and the results showed that the Turkish R. ferrumequinum seems to be represented by the nominate form. 

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