n African Journal of Herpetology - First chromosomal analysis for the genus (Gray, 1864) : the karyotype of (Squamata, Gekkonidae, Gekkoninae) - : short communication

Volume 53, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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The karyotype of <i>Lygodactylus picturatus&lt;/i&gt; is here described, providing the first description of the karyotype in the genus. One male from Tanzania shows 2n = 40 (30 telocentrics, 6 subtelocentrics, 4 small metacentrics, ) while one female from Kenya presents 2n = 41. The differences in the diploid number could represent the presence of a supranumerary (B) chromosome in the female or a sex chromosome mechanism

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