Mammalian Biology

, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp 270–272 | Cite as

Karyotype of Sorex merriami Dobson, 1890 (Mammalia: Soricidae)

  • Virginia R. Rausch
  • Robert L. RauschEmail author
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Key words

Sorex merriami Soricidae karyotype 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Burke MuseumUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathobiology and Department of Comparative MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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