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ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 18, Problem 3CT
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Bonobas and chimpanzees are sister groups. Humans, bonobos, and chimpanzees share a more recent ancestor than do humans and gorillas. Orangutans share an ancestor with all of these groups. Draw a cladogram that represents these relationships.

Chapter 18, Problem 3CT, Bonobas and chimpanzees are sister groups. Humans, bonobos, and chimpanzees share a more recent

Summary Introduction

To draw: A cladogram representing the relationship between humans, chimpanzees, bonobos,

Gorillas, and orangutans.

Concept introduction: Cladogram is a diagrammatic representation used in the evolutionary studies to compare the relationship between different species. By giving importance to the derived characters and significant ancestral characters, one can compare different phylogenies of the same group of organisms.

Explanation of Solution

Humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans are the different species coming under the same family hominidae. Data obtained from recent studies indicate the fact that all these species came from a common ancestor. With the aid of a cladogram, the evolutionary relationship between these five species can be clearly understood...

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