A new Central Mediterranean Subspecies of Field Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus Linn.), and notes on Surrounding Forms.
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
1948 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 117, Issue 4, pages 650–652, February 1948
How to Cite
Harrison, D. L. (1948), A new Central Mediterranean Subspecies of Field Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus Linn.), and notes on Surrounding Forms. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 117: 650–652. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1948.tb00544.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
- Received April 14, 1947.
A series of seventeen examples of A. sylvaticus was collected by Mr. P. A. Clancey, M.B.O.U., between 22. xi. 1944 and 24. iii. 1945 from the Po valley plains of Emilia, North Italy. The localities from which the specimens were obtained were Faenza, Forli and Bagnacavallo. These were so distinctively pale in colour that I was led to compare them with a hundred and six Field Mice in my own collection and sixty-two in the British Museum collection, from neighbouring regions, as follows: Apulia, S. Italy 49, Switzerland 16, South and S.E. France 29, Yugoslavia 28 and Gt. Britain 54.