genus Spalax


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Noun1.genus Spalax - type genus of the Spalacidaegenus Spalax - type genus of the Spalacidae  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
mole rat - furry short-limbed tailless rodent resembling a true mole in habits and appearance; of eastern Europe and Middle East
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Karyotype and genetic evolution in speciation of subterranean mole rats of the genus Spalax in Turkey.
The present review indicated the existence of 73 distinct chromosome races recorded in blind mole rats classified within the genus Nannospalax, along with the seven species recognized within the genus Spalax. In total, 12 distinct diploid numbers of chromosomes were reported (2n = 36-62); and variation in chromosome morphologies was observed between populations with the same number of chromosomes (NF = 62-124).
Savic & Nevo (1990), Musser & Carleton (2005) and Krystufek & Vohralik (2009) treated the family as monogeneric, including only the single genus Spalax, whereas other authors preferred to distinguish two genera, currently named Spalax Guldenstaedt, 1770 and Nannospalax Palmer, 1903 (Topachevskii 1969, Savic 1982, Savic & Soldatovic 1984, Nemeth et al.
Beiles, "Karyotype and genetic evolution in speciation of subterranean mole rats of the genus Spalax in Turkey," Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol.
4 ( ANI ): Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) are resistant to cancer, a new study has claimed.
The presence of high diploid numbers (2n = 60 or 62) in species of the genus Spalax seems to support the fusion scenatio.
1995: Karyotype and genetic evolution in speciation of subterranean mole rats of the genus Spalax in Turkey.