Are chimpanzees cousins of humans?
- CowboyLv 68 months agoFavourite answer
That's quite a stretch for the meaning of 'cousin', but with a phylogenetic view overlooking millions of years, it's true in a poetic sense......
- Elaine MLv 78 months ago
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- 8 months ago
not cousins more like closest relatives
- daniel gLv 78 months ago
Enough distance we are not cousins. Humans share about the same DNA structure with chimps, as with bananas.
If chimp is a cousin, so is a banana, or a pig.
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- CRRLv 78 months ago
No. The closest they get is that they were created on day 6, the same as humans.
The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor, or CHLCA, the last common ancestor shared by the extant Homo (human) and Pan (chimpanzee and bonobo) genera of Hominini is a simply an evolutionary hypothetical.
- Gray BoldLv 78 months ago
Distantly, yes. The chimpanzee–human last common ancestor, or CHLCA, is the last common ancestor shared by the extant Homo (human) and Pan (chimpanzee and bonobo) genera of Hominini. Due to complex hybrid speciation, it is not possible to give a precise estimate on the age of this ancestral population. While "original divergence" between populations may have occurred as early as 13 million years ago (Miocene), hybridization may have been ongoing until as recently as 4 million years ago (Pliocene).
- Anonymous8 months ago
We're closely related. I think in the current view, the early hominids split into a new line and what became the current apes, then the new line split into chimpanzees and another line that further split into several lines of early humans. The line that lead to us did a final split into Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens.
- ZirpLv 78 months ago
Not in my native language, but in English, yes
Somethousandth cousins hundreds of times removed
- billrussell42Lv 78 months ago
NO. cousin means you share a common grandparent.
- Diane ALv 78 months ago
cousins, no not at all. In the same hominid tree branch, yes,