Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Chumans Get Wikipediafied

Speaking of intelligent primates: I don't know how I've missed this until now, but there's a fairly extensive Wikipedia page devoted to one of my favorite topics: chumans! (Thanks for the tip, BuboBlog Philadelphia correspondent Guy.)

The entry uses the inferior "humanzee" term as its heading, but you can't have everything.

Clearly some people have put serious thought into this.

An excerpt:
In a direct parallel to the chimp-human case, the Przewalski horse (Equus przewalskii) with 33 chromosome pairs, and the domestic horse (E. caballus) with 32 chromosome pairs, have been found to be interfertile, and produce semi-fertile offspring, where male hybrids can breed with female domestic horses).
Sounds pretty convincing to me!