Embryonic development in Erythrocebus patas

P. E. Binkerd, Andrew G Hendrickx, J. M. Rice, A. E. Palmer

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The developmental stages of 12 Erythrocebus patas embryos, ranging in gestational age from 30 to 50 days, is described. The pattern of embryogenesis in E. patas closely parallels the anatomic characteristics of human and other nonhuman primate embryos between stages 12 and 23. However, there is a delay in development in E. patas similar to that observed in human embryos which differs from the macaques and baboons. This temporal difference in the embryonic period is an important factor in the design and analysis of early pregnancy studies in this species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-29
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Primatology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984


  • developmental staging
  • embryology
  • Erythrocebus patas
  • patas monkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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