man-ape hybrid

Erich Schwarz schwarze.ccomail at starbase1.caltech.edu
Sun Oct 1 06:01:45 EST 1995


Stephen A. Karl wrote:

> A green/hawksbill turtle hybrid (50+ mya) held at Cayman Turtle Farm was
> shown to have motile sperm and was seen mating with resident green turtles
> (Fern Wood pers com.).

    That's quite interesting and surprising!  Good post.

    However, I'm trying to imagine the same thing working in primates --
it would be something like getting a fertile hybrid between _Homo sapiens_
and a tarsier.  Somehow my imagination isn't quite up to the task.  :)


--Erich Schwarz



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