Bonobos may be better

Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor

Bonobos may be better


– A recent study examining the muscle system of bonobos provides first-hand evidence that rare large ape species may be more closely linked to human ancestors than common chimpanzees. Previous research has proposed this theory at the molecular level, but this is the first to compare the anatomy of the three species in detail.

“Bonobo muscles have changed at least, which means they are the closest we can have to a“ living at ancestor, Bernard says professor Bernard Wood at the GW Center for Advanced Research in Human Paleobiology.

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