Amphisbaena albaLinnaeus

Amphisbaena, cobra de duas cabeças
  • Maria Luiza Beçak
  • Willy Beçak
  • Franklin L. Roberts
  • Robert N. Shoffner
  • E. Peter Volpe
  • Kurt Benirschke
  • T. C. Hsu

Abstract

The karyotypes of both sexes were obtained by using squash preparations of the intestine. Heterogamety as regard sex chromosomes was not found in either sex. Both specimens were captured in São Paulo, Brazil and are preserved in the Collection of the Instituto Butantan.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Beçak, M. L., Beçak, W. and Denaro, L.: Chromosome polymorphism, geographical variation and karyotypes of Sauria. Cytogenetics In press.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Huang, C. C. and Gans, C.: The chromosomes of 14 species of Amphisbaenians Amphisbaenia, Reptilia. Personal communication.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Luiza Beçak
    • 1
  • Willy Beçak
    • 1
  • Franklin L. Roberts
    • 2
  • Robert N. Shoffner
    • 3
  • E. Peter Volpe
    • 4
  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 5
  • T. C. Hsu
    • 6
  1. 1.Serviço De GenéticaInstituto ButantanSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  3. 3.Department of Animal ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  4. 4.Department of BiologyTulane UniversityNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego,La JollaUSA
  6. 6.Section of Cell BiologyM.D. Anderson HospitalHoustonUSA

Personalised recommendations