By Marco Masseti
The atlas provides the present country of information of the prior 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 e-book additionally makes a speciality of the real function of humans within the redefinition of the insular ecological equilibrium, in addition to at the environmental effect of organic invasions. The research of this fauna promises a chance for checking out a number varied evolutionary theories.
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Fig. 24: Distribution of the Eurasian pygmy shrew, Sorex minutus Linnaeus, 1766, in the Aegean islands. 3 Mediterranean water shrew or Miller’s water shrew, Neomys anomalus Cabrera, 1907 Greek name: βαλτομυγαλιғ δα (valtomygalida) Greek vernacular name: μυγαληғ η υδροғ βιος (migali i idrovios) Turkish name: bataklik sivriburunu The Mediterranean water shrew or Miller’s water shrew, Neomys anomalus Cabrera, 1907, is dispersed in continental Europe between 37° and 55°N and Asia Minor, where it occurs in eutrophic riparian vegetation of still freshwater bodies, bogs and slowﬂowing brooks and rivers from lowlands to altitudes of 1 850 metres [322–323].
Former authors, such as Corbet , Giagia and Ondrias , Harrison and Bates , Reeve , Giagia-Athanasopoulou and Ondrias , Giagia-Athanasopoulou and Markakis , Lapini , and others, previously referred this range to the distribution of the eastern hedgehog or southern white-breasted hedgehog, Erinaceus concolor Martin, 1838, whose distribution has been instead recently restricted to Asia Minor and the Levant, including Syria and Palestine, Iraq, Iran and the southern Caucasus (compare with ).
70 km/h have been measured, with maximum distances estimated at 48 kilometres. For these reasons, Johnson  suggests reappraising the origin of land vertebrates on all the islands that held elephants, and reviewing the geological reconstructions that assumed that land-bridges once connected these islands to the mainland. There are also known records of the swimming abilities of deer [105, 189] ( Fig. 12), and although not aquatic animals, cervids have long been known for their migratory water crossing .
Atlas of terrestrial mammals of the Ionian and Aegean islands by Marco Masseti