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1 September 2009 Karyotypes of the Long-Tailed Vole (Microtus longicaudus) in Isolated Mountain Ranges of the American Southwest
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The long-tailed vole (Microtus longicaudus) exhibits karyotypic variation in western North America. In the American Southwest, the species has a disjunct, relict distribution. However, karyotypes obtained from 20 specimens in 5 isolated mountain ranges (White Mountains, Arizona; Mount Taylor and the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Mogollon mountains, New Mexico) exhibited no variation. These and previously reported karyotypes from the region had a diploid number (2n) of 56 and fundamental number (FN) of 84, which is the most commonly reported karyotype for the species.

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Jennifer K. Frey, Benjamin J. Frey, and Dwight W. Moore "Karyotypes of the Long-Tailed Vole (Microtus longicaudus) in Isolated Mountain Ranges of the American Southwest," Western North American Naturalist 69(3), (1 September 2009). https://doi.org/10.3398/064.069.0313
Received: 31 October 2008; Accepted: 1 April 2009; Published: 1 September 2009
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