Int J Biol Sci 2009; 5(7):659-666. doi:10.7150/ijbs.5.659
Karyology of eight species of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) from Hainan Island, China
1. College of Life Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China.
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 http://www.ijbs.com/v05p0659.htm