Equus hemionus onager (Persian wild ass, Onager)

2n = 56
  • T. C. Hsu
  • Kurt Benirschke


Classification of the fourth row, particularly the fourth pair (here called subtelocentrics) is difficult with the limited material available. Delicate satellites on the short arms of the second pair in the fourth row (autosome No, 20) are seen occasionally.


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  1. 1).
    Hamerton, J.L.: Unpublished findings (karyotype of female). 1966Google Scholar
  2. 2).
    Benirschke, K. and Malouf, N.: Chromosome studies of Equidae. Zool. Garten, in press.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1967

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 PathologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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