Chromosomal diversity in mole-rats of the genus Cryptomys (Rodentia: Bathyergidae) from the Zambezian region: with descriptions of new karyotypes

@article{Daele2004ChromosomalDI,
  title={Chromosomal diversity in mole-rats of the genus Cryptomys (Rodentia: Bathyergidae) from the Zambezian region: with descriptions of new karyotypes},
  author={P. V. Daele and P. Dammann and J. Meier and M. Kawalika and C. V. D. Woestijne and H. Burda},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={2004},
  volume={264},
  pages={317-326}
}
The genus Cryptomys contains a number of social, subterranean rodents that are widely distributed throughout subSaharan Africa. Specimens ofCryptomys from 23 localities in south-west Zambia were karyotyped using a standard staining protocol. A minimum of five metaphases per specimen was scored for 2n and the fundamental number (NF) was determined in females. Nine new karyotypes, which may represent several new species, were identified: (1) 2n = 42, NF = 78 (Dongo, Southern Province); (2) 2n… Expand
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