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Monkey/Ape Split

Posted by PLOS_Genetics on 20 Feb 2008 at 03:33 GMT

Originally submitted as a Reader Response by Marc Verhaegen ( on 24 February 2007:

Congratulations on your very interesting paper, 'Genomic Relationships and Speciation Times of Human, Chimpanzee, and Gorilla Inferred from a Coalescent Hidden Markov Model', about which I have a question. Based on your estimations of the human/chimp split at 4 million years ago, at what time do you place the great/lesser apes split, the Old World monkey/ape split, and the Old/New World anthropoid split?