A recent paper on the occurrence of the genus Crocidura in Tunisia reports a single specimen identified as C. suaveolens. Therefore a third species, besides C. russula and C. whitakeri would occur in the country. However, the presence of C. suaveolens in North-Africa is controversial and was recently ruled out from the other Maghrebi countries (Algieria and Morocco). During the period 1989-90, 71 specimens of shrews were collected from owls pellets or trapped at Tunisian 12 sites. This material was measured and studied both by classic morphometric and multivariate methods (Fuzzy test, Principal Coordinate Analysis and Generalized Procrustes Analysis), considering also reference samples (C. suaveolens from Italy and Balearic Islands, C. russula and C. whitakeri from Morocco).
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|Metric discrimination and distribution of the species of Crocidura occuring in Tunisia||Oct 2, 2020|
Draber-Mońko, Agnieszka Nowakowski, Eligiusz
Starża, Stanisław E. Wende i S-ka. Drukarnia Rubieszewskiego i Wrotnowskiego (Warszawa)
Bouamer, Salah Morand, Serge