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Re: Orangachimps??? (off-topic)



Quoting David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:

> > (I think even a chimp/human hybrid would be more likely than an
> > "orangachimp"!)
> 
> Apart from the fact that we have only 23 pairs of chromosomes. All other
> (investigated) apes have 24. (Our chromosome 2 is the result of a fusion.)

Then again, night monkeys (_Aotus_) have been found to have anywhere from 49-54
chromosomes, though there is probably more than one species involved.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan