Monday, December 11, 2017

Big Cats Have A Common Ancestor 4.5 Million Years Ago

Extant big cats (i.e. lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards and snow leopards) have a common ancestor just 4.5 million years ago, with some branches related more recently (comparable to the depth of hominin diversification). Domestic cats have a common ancestor with big cats about 12 million years ago (comparable to the chimpanzee-hominin divide).


terryt said...

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andrew said...

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