Allenopithecus nigroviridis (Allen’s swamp monkey)

2n = 4S
  • T. C. Hsu
  • Kurt Benirschke


Skin biopsies of these animals were kindly made available by Dr. C. Gray, National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C., USA. The female specimen was from Leopoldville, South Africa, and is the same animal depicted by Walker (p. 461) The male specimen was acquired through the San Diego Zoo. The synonym Cercopithecus nigroviridis is not used here as we follow the taxonomic outline given by Kuhn. Nevertheless, that designation was used by Chiarelli who found 2n=60 for this species. The origin of his three specimens was not described and it is thus not certain that the taxonomic status of these animals was documented. Chiarelli found 20 acrocentric autosomes in his specimens.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Hsu
    • 1
  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Cytology, Department of BiologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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