Atlas of terrestrial mammals of the Ionian and Aegean by Marco Masseti

By Marco Masseti

The atlas offers the present country of data of the previous and current distribution of the non-flying terrestrial mammals of the Ionian and Aegean islands. It presents a distribution map for every species with broad references and an outline of all of the mammalian taxa. The publication additionally specializes in the real position of people within the redefinition of the insular ecological equilibrium, in addition to at the environmental impression of organic invasions. The research of this fauna promises a chance for checking out a number of varied evolutionary theories.

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Systematic data The Balkan mole was previously described as a subspecies of the Roman mole, Talpa romana Thomas, 1902, and treated as such until recently, when allozyme and morphometric analyses confirmed its specific independent status [372, 377]. According to 48 6 Atlas of the non-volant mammals of the Ionian and the Aegean islands Mitsainas et al. [284], Talpa stankovici was recorded for the first time in Cephalonia: “It was previously known that the genus Talpa is distributed on areas of Mount Ainos, however… it became possible to identify this taxon to species level”.

Photo by Maria Dimaki. verbis) for the islands of Syros, Andros, Tinos, and Naxos. During the present study, the northern white-breasted hedgehog was seen for the first time on the islands of Lefkada, Paros, Mykonos, Patmos, and Ikaria. Erinaceus roumanicus was also recorded from Sifnos by Martin Gaethlich and Yannis Ioannidis (in verbis), from Kymolos, Syros, Aegina, and Salamina by Y. Ioannidis (in verbis), and from Bozcaada (Tenedos) and Gökçeada (Imbros) by Beytullah Özkan (in litteris). The occurrence on Ithake of this representative of the Erinaceidae needs to be confirmed (C.

Moreover, the island of Kalymnos provided the remains of advanced Hippopotamus antiquus (compare with [209–210] ( Fig. 13), of the aforementioned straight tusked elephants [173], as well as several cervids (compare with [211]), which originated from Anatolia. Fig. 13: The first upper right molar (M1) belonging to an advanced Hippopotamus antiquus Desmarest, 1822, from the island of Kalymnos. Courtesy of Toula Marketou, 22nd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Rhodes. 5 The disappearance of the endemics.

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