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Do I have this roughly right? About our last common ancestor

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Do I have this roughly right? About our last common ancestor

Postby IgnorantApe » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:26 pm

1. So, roughly 7 million years ago there was a population of African apes.
2. This population split up (for whatever reason)
3. The various new sub-populations then evolved into separate creatures: humans, chimps, gorillas

The human-chimp last common ancestor was the last ape who gave birth to the creatures who would end up splitting up geographically and passing on their DNA in separate places eventually culminating in the evolution of the chimpanzees (pan & bonobo) and modern humans.

Is that essentially correct?
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Postby canalon » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:48 am

Essentialy
Our family tree look like that:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Homin ... nomy_7.svg
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Postby IgnorantApe » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:42 pm

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