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International Journal of Primatology

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 419–425 | Cite as

The banded chromosomes of coquerel’s sifaka,Propithecus verreauxi coquereli (Primates, Indriidae)

  • P. A. Poorman
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Abstract

The karyotype of Propithecus verreauxi coquereli isdescribed in this report using G-, Q-, and C-banding and silver staining for nucleolus organizer regions. The banded chromosomes of P. v. coquereli(family Indriidae) are compared with those of Lemur fulvus fulvus(family Lemuridae), revealing few karyotypic similarities between the two groups and suggesting a wellestablished phylogenetic divergence between these families.

Key words

Propithecus Indriidae banded karyotype chromosomal evolution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Poorman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyDuke University Medical CenterDurham

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