著者
Kawada Shin-ichiro Shinohara Akio Yasuda Masatoshi ODA Sen-ichi LIAT Lim Boo
出版者
日本哺乳類学会
雑誌
Mammal study = The Continuation of the Journal of the Mammalogical Society of Japan (ISSN:13434152)
巻号頁・発行日
vol.30, no.2, pp.109-115, 2005-12-01
被引用文献数
4 5

We report the first karyological description of a southeast Asian mole, the Malaysian mole (<i>Euroscaptor micrura malayana</i>). The karyotype of the Malaysian mole includes 36 chromosomes, which consist of 18 biarmed and 16 acrocentric autosomes and the sex pair. The sex chromosomes are a small meta-submetacentric X chromosome and a minute dot-like Y chromosome, although the latter is somewhat larger than that of some talpid allies. Autosomal complements include one pair of NOR-bearing chromosomes. A comparative G-banding analysis with the Japanese congener <i>E. mizura</i> showed that these two species share high G-banding homology, and their differences on two pairs of chromosomes are explained by a single reciprocal translocation. The karyological similarity of these distant geographic species is discussed in a systematic and evolutionary context, based on comparisons to other species distributed between them.<br>