New record of Suncus etruscus Savi, 1822 (Mammalia: Soricomorpha) in Northern Turkey


Biharean Biologist, vol.10, no.1, pp.62-64, 2016 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: Biharean Biologist
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-64
  • Keywords: Black Sea region, Northern Anatolia, Suncus etruscus, Turkey
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we analyzed 436 pellet samples of barn owl (Tyto alba) which were collected from Kizilirmak Delta (Samsun, Northern Anatolia). As a result of our analysis of the pellet composition of barn owl, we found Suncus etruscus samples with about 1%. Previous studies show S. etruscus has a distribution in Western and Southern Anatolia.This study reveals the first records of S. etruscus is filled in the gap in the species distibution range in Northeastern Anatolia, Turkey.