Wednesday, 16 December 2020

missing link

Until seeing this apomorphic cladogram, we had forgotten how in cladistic nomenclature the branch that represents the point of departure for chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes, plus the Bonobos) from a common ancestor is labelled panini. Our human ape selves as well as our gorilla and orangutan cousins all sound rather like fancy grilled Italian sandwiches.