man-ape hybrid

Erich Schwarz schwarze.ccomail at starbase1.caltech.edu
Fri Sep 29 03:37:40 EST 1995


Ed Heist wrote:

> ... intergeneric hybrids among 
> vertebrates are rare, and that I am aware of studies in which attempts
> to produce intergeneric hybrids in vertebrates resulted in successful 
> fertilization but abnormal development and death of the embryos, just
> the phenomenon described in the original post of this thread.

   Humans and chimpanzees are probably about 6 million years apart.  How
chronologically separate are horses and donkeys, or lions and tigers, both
of which can produce viable hybrid offspring?


--Erich Schwarz



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