Rainer Hutterer. Zoologisches Forschunginstitut und Museum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, 53113 Bonn, Germany
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Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Comments: Reviewed by Genoud and Hutterer (1990). The species is confined to W Europe and N Africa. Many populations from Asia and Africa have been erroneously assigned to russula (see Ellermann and Morrison-Scott, 1951). Allozyme and karyotype analyses by Catzeflis et al. (1985) have shown that animals from E Europe, Asia Minor, and Israel formerly identified as russula instead belong to suaveolens. This may also be true for other populations further east. Does not include hosletti, rapax, or vorax ...
Wilson & Reeder, eds. (2005): Status: IUCN - Lower Risk (lc) as C. russula, Vulnerable as C. osorio