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1 March 2017 Karyotypes of Dremomys pernyi and D. pyrrhomerus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) from China
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Karyotypes of Dremomys pernyi from Kanding, Sichuan Province, China and D. pyrrhomerus from Nanling, Guangdong Province, China were examined. The karyotype of D. pernyi was of 2n = 40 and FNa = 72, while that of D. pyrrhomerus was of 2n = 38 and FNa = 70. Karyotype of D. pernyi from Kanding was different in 2n and FNa from reported karyotype of conspecific population from Taiwan, and it is suggested that the Taiwan population represents a distinct species D. owstoni from D. pernyi. The difference between karyotypes of D. pernyi and D. pyrrhomerus may involve at least a Robertsonian rearrangement and a heterochromatin addition.

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Masaharu Motokawa, Haiyan Cong, Lingming Kong, Masashi Harada, Yi Wu, and Yuchun Li "Karyotypes of Dremomys pernyi and D. pyrrhomerus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) from China," Mammal Study 42(1), 45-49, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.3106/041.042.0105
Received: 26 July 2015; Accepted: 1 October 2016; Published: 1 March 2017
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