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Int J Biol Sci 2009; 5(7):659-666. doi:10.7150/ijbs.5.659

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Karyology of eight species of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Hainan Island, China

Yi Wu1, Masaharu Motokawa2 ✉, Yu-Chun Li3, Masashi Harada4, Zhong Chen5, Liang-Kong Lin6

1. College of Life Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China.
2. Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
3. Marine College, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai 264209, China.
4. Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka City University, Osaka 545-8585, Japan.
5. Department of Biology, Hainan Normal University, Haikou 571158, China.
6. Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taichung 407, Taiwan.


Karyotypes and chromosomal data are presented for eight bat species representing two families (Rhinolophidae and Vespertilionidae) from Hainan Island, China. The species investigated were Rhinolophus lepidus (2n = 62, FN = 60), R. pusillus (2n = 62, FN = 60), R. affinis (2n = 62, FN = 60), R. sinicus (2n = 36, FN = 60), Myotis horsfieldi (2n = 44, FN = 52), Pipistrellus abramus (2n = 26, FN = 44), Miniopterus australis (2n = 46, FN = 50) and M. schreibersii (2n = 46, FN = 50). The karyotype of Rhinolophus lepidus is reported for the first time.

Keywords: Karyology, bats, Rhinolophidae, Vespertilionidae, chromosome, Hainan Island.

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Wu Y, Motokawa M, Li YC, Harada M, Chen Z, Lin LK. Karyology of eight species of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Hainan Island, China. Int J Biol Sci 2009; 5(7):659-666. doi:10.7150/ijbs.5.659. Available from