Capricornis crispus (Japanese serow)

2n = 50
  • T. C. Hsu
  • Kurt Benirschke


Skin biopsies from two males and one female gave comparable findings. They were made available by Mr. T. Ito, Japanese Serow Center, Gozaisho Mountain, Japan. One related species, C. sumatraensis is reported to have 46 chromosomes (2).


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  1. 1).
    Ito, T., Soma, H. and Benirschke, K.: The chromosome complement of the Japanese serow, Capricornis crispus crispus. Mammalian Chromosomes Newsletter 13:12, 1972.Google Scholar
  2. 2).
    Fischer, H. and Hohn, H.: Der Karyotyp des Serau (Capricornis sumatraensis, Bechstein, 1799). Giessener Beitr. Erbpath. Zuchthyg. 4:8, 1972.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Hsu
    • 1
  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Cytology, Department of BiologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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