A Morphologic and Morphometric Analysis of the "Sorex Vagrans Species Complex" in the Pacific Coast Region
Leslie N. Carraway
Texas Tech University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Shrews - 76 pages
A quantitative, detailed description and evaluation of the morphologic and geographic variation and speciation of the shrews in the Pacific Northwest of the US. Particular emphasis is to determine if variation is of a nature to suggest which taxa are geographic variants and which have specific integrity. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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