[Taxacom] New synapomorphy for humans and orangutans
kennethkinman at webtv.net
Sat Jan 2 20:11:26 CST 2010
It's deja vu all over again. But now all you need to do is to
find a genome change which backs it up (or any of your other proposed
synapomorphies). Otherwise, it's most likely just what the authors
suggested it is---homoplastic, not synapomorphic.
P.S. It would be interesting to know if bonobo chimps have a later
eruption of molars than regular chimps. Wouldn't be at all surprised if
bonobos erupt closer to 4.6 years than regular chimps at 4.0 years.
With so little sampling, I wouldn't read too much into this character
anyway. Declaring it a synapomorphy is at best premature.
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