International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 263–271 | Cite as

Cytogenetic studies in the speciesCercopithecus pogonias (Bennet 1833) andCercopithecus nictitans (Linnaeus 1966)

  • M. Ponsà
  • J. Egozcue


We describe the banding patterns of the chromosomes of Cercopithecus pogonias(2n = 72) and Cercopithecus nictitans nictitans(2n = 70), the two species which exhibit the highest diploid numbers among the Cercopithecidae, using G-banding, C-banding, and nucleolar organizing region (NOR)-staining techniques. The karyotypes of these two species show a large number of morphological homologies, but several chromosome pairs cannot be matched. It is suggested that translocations and insertions may have been important in the chromosomal evolution of this group.

Key words

Cercopithecus chromosomes banding patterns cytotaxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ponsà
    • 1
  • J. Egozcue
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science and Instituto de Biología FundamentalUniversidad Autónoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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