Pan troglodytes

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Was the common ancestor of the two chimp species more like the common chimpanzee or more like the bonobo (or perhaps in-between)?
Along with the Common Chimpanzee, the Bonobo is the closest relative to humans and, like the human genome, is highly complex.
The Gombe National Park provides a dries environment, a smaller food supply and an apparently narrower range of foods than those enjoyed by common chimpanzees living elsewhere, possibly leading to increased competition for food and decreased body size, they suggest.
Furthermore, after the recent demonstration of two distinct Rhadinovirus lineages within the common chimpanzees (7), and based on the known molecular evolution of herpesviruses, our findings of a novel RV2 virus in gibbon may suggest the possible existence of a novel [gamma]-2-herpesvirus in humans, belonging to the RV2 genogroup.
The Stony Brook scientist examined lower-thumb bones of 12 pygmy chimpanzees, 49 common chimpanzees, and 41 modern humans, as well as single thumb fossils from Australopithecus afarensis (dating to about 3 million years ago), Paranthropus robustus (found at a 1.
Eckhardt and his colleagues found that the Ouranopithecus fossil shares many dental and cranial features with skulls from 280 common chimpanzees housed in a Frankfurt, Germany colon.
While the ability of common chimpanzees to understand language is not as clear as some researchers originally contended (SN:5/10/80, p.

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