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Chromosomes of Bipes, Mesobaena, and other amphisbaenians (Reptilia), with comments on their evolution. American Museum novitates ; no. 2869

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dc.contributor.author Cole, Charles J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gans, Carl, 1923- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:09:19Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:09:19Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5205
dc.description 9 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 9). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Karyotypes of three amphisbaenians (Bipes tridactylus, the monotypic Mesobaena, and Amphisbaena gonavensis) are presented for the first time. The karyotypes of all three species of Bipes are compared, using new material for each species, and all published karyotypes for representatives of the Amphisbaenia (approximately 20% of the Recent species, worldwide) are reviewed. Diploid chromosome numbers vary from 25 to 50, and centric fission of macrochromosomes appears to have been a major type of karyotypic evolution in these animals. Bipes tridactylus is the only amphisbaenian known to have recognizable sex chromosomes, with a ZZ([male]):ZW([female]) system (female heterogamety)"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2869 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2869, 1987 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bipes tridactylus -- Genetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mesobaena -- Genetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaena gonavensis -- Genetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaenia -- Genetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaenia -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphisbaenia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Karyotypes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Genetics. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cytotaxonomy. en_US
dc.title Chromosomes of Bipes, Mesobaena, and other amphisbaenians (Reptilia), with comments on their evolution. American Museum novitates ; no. 2869 en_US
dc.title.alternative Aphisbaenian chromosomes en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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