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Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 400–401 | Cite as

Cytotaxonomy of the Seychelles tree frog,Megalixalus seychellensis (Duméril and Bibron) (Amphibia: Hyperoliidae)

  • R. A. Nussbaum
Article

Summary

The Seychelles tree frog,Megalixalus seychellensis has 2n=24 chromosomes of gradually decreasing length. Pairs 2, 3, and 4 are submetacentric, and the remaining pairs are metacentric. The karyotype affirms hyperoliid assignment of this species, and indicates a link between the Seychellean fauna and the African-Madagascan faunas.

Keywords

Chromosome Number Diploid Number Prickly Pear National Geographic Society Arboreal Genus 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Nussbaum
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  1. 1.Museum of Zoology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biologythe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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