Comparative cytogenetic studies in the order carnivora

  title={Comparative cytogenetic studies in the order carnivora},
  author={Doris H. Wurster and Kurt Benirschke},
The chromosome morphology of at least 93 species of carnivores has now been investigated. This information has been summarized and karyotypes of a number of previously unstudied species are presented. Karyotype evolution and interpretation, and the value of cytogenetic information in the study of taxonomy and phylogeny with respect to an understanding of speciation and hybridization are discussed. A complete bibliography is presented for each species.