Stakheev V.V., Obolenskaya E.V., Fomina E.S., Panasyuk N.V. 2019. The bank vole Myodes glareolus (Arvicolinae, Rodentia) of southern European Russia: distribution and mitochondrial variation // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.18. No.2. P.115–119 [in English].

Valeriy V. Stakheev [], Elena S. Fomina & Nikita V. Panasyuk, Federal Research Centre, the Southern Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chekhov str. 41, Rostov-on-Don 344006, Russia; Ekaterina V. Obolenskaya [], Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia.

doi: 10.15298/rusjtheriol.18.2.07

ABSTRACT. The distribution and genetic polymorphism of the bank vole in the south of its distribution range in European Russia are discussed. Myodes glareolus from this territory displays lower values of haplotype diversity than voles from the central parts of the distribution range; while nucleotide diversity is comparable in both territories. The results suggest the long-term existence of fragmented populations of the bank vole in southern European Russia, as well as negative periods in the history of populations.

KEY WORDS: the bank vole, genetic polymorphism, south of European Russia, isolation.

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