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Karyotypic analyses of twenty-one species of molossid bats (Molossidae: Chiroptera)

Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology

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Abstract

Examination of 135 specimens representing 21 species from seven genera of the family Molossidae revealed diploid numbers ranging from 34 to 48. Seventeen species from six genera have diploid numbers of 48. Geographic variation and polymorphism were found only in Eumops glaucinus. Chromosomal variation within the family is presumed to be primarily due to changes in diploid number resulting from Robertsonian translocations.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Karyotypic analyses of twenty-one species of molossid bats (Molossidae: Chiroptera)
Series title:
Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology
Volume
16
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
165-176
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Canadian Journal of Genetics and Cytology
First page:
165
Last page:
176
Number of Pages:
12