We describe the banding patterns of the chromosomes of Cercopithecus pogonias (2n = 72) and Cercopithecus nictitans nictitans (2n = 70), the two species which exhibit the highest diploid numbers among the Cercopithecidae, using G-banding, C-banding, and nucleolar organizing region (NOR)-staining techniques. The karyotypes of these two species show a large number of morphological homologies, but several chromosome pairs cannot be matched. It is suggested that translocations and insertions may have been important in the chromosomal evolution of this group. © 1991 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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Ponsà, M., & Egozcue, J. (1981). Cytogenetic studies in the species Cercopithecus pogonias (Bennet 1833) and Cercopithecus nictitans (Linnaeus 1966). International Journal of Primatology, 2(3), 263-271. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02739334