"It brought a big stir a few years ago when it was revealed that our dna is mixed with dna from the extinct neanderthals."
"But we are not alone in the phenomenon. According to a new study carries also the bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee, the dna from an extinct species, a so far completely unknown människoapa."
"the Study, published in Nature, Ecology and Evolution, shows that 0.9 to 4.2 per cent of the bonobo genome is derived from the extinct species."
"the Proportion of neanderthal dna in our own genome is surprisingly almost exactly the same, about 1-4 per cent."
"the Difference is that the neanderthals are very well known by a large amount of fossil - and redskapsfynd, while the art that the bonobo were mingled with is completely unknown."
"No fossils have been found that can be traced to the nature, the effect of it, just as the bonobo, probably lived in the rainforests, where the conditions for fossilisering is very bad."
"It is most likely, judging by the analysis that the researchers have done, is that it was a species within the genus Pan, that is to say, the same genus as both the bonobo (Pan paniscus) and common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) belong to – a form of chimpanzee, in other words."
"How it all happened is unknown, but associated with schimpanssläktets history and spread across the african continent."
"Both the bonobo and the common chimpanzee – our closest living relatives – live in the rainforests in Africa, but their ranges are completely separated from each other. Bonobos occur only south of the congo river, while the common chimpanzee is found in a wide belt from Senegal in the west, through central Africa to the north of the Basin, to Tanzania in the east."
"Despite its other name – dvärgschimpans – is the bonobo is not noticeably less than that of its more widely distributed relative, just a little bit more gracilt built. However, it differs to the to the behavior."
"It is, for example, famous for paying very much time for sex, and that males do not dominate females in the same way as that of the common chimpanzees."
"nor have infanticide, infanticide, have been observed in the bonobo. This does not mean that it does not occur. One must keep in mind that the bonobo is poorly known in comparison with the common chimpanzee."
"There has been a tendency to romanticize nature, and give it nicknames like"
"On the other hand, it is reasonable that differences have evolved since the two species went their separate ways."
"Schimpansu002Fbonobolinjen separated from människolinjen for 6-7 million years ago."
"What happened after this is interesting. For 3,32-3,55 million years ago split the former line. A branch consisted of the anmodern to the bonobo and the common chimpanzee, another branch developed into the unknown, extinct species now found evidence for in the study. With largest probability is used to both branches of the congo river."
"the Bonobo and common chimpanzees went their separate ways for about 1.7 million years ago, during a dry season when the Basin went to cross."
"Normally it is the vastness of the river impossible to pass for great apes because they can't swim, but at some point it must have been. This led to the bonobo and the common chimpanzee spread on either side of the congo river."
"South of the river were already the species that have gone their own way for the 3.5 million years ago. The dog with the time out of unknown reasons, but on some occasions it must have had a sexual exchange with the invading bonobos. According to the researchers ' analysis took the exchange rooms for 377 000 to 637 000 years ago."
"what Exactly happened is of course unknown, but the meeting between the two species had certainly been fascinating to watch. Perhaps the extinct species have contributed some of the genetic variations that have been to the benefit of the bonobo. In that case, live it, in a way, furthermore, just as the neanderthals live on in us."
"the Bonobo – in the past often referred to as the dvärgschimpans and the common chimpanzee is man's closest living relatives. Människolinjen and schimpansu002Fbonobolinjen went their separate ways for 6-7 million years ago."
"the Bonobo is found only in Congo-Kinshasa, south of the congo river. The total population is estimated to 30 000 to 50 000 individuals."
"The common chimpanzee has a much larger range that stretches from Senegal in the west to Tanzania in the east. Its total population is estimated at 173 000-300 000 individuals."
"Both species are classified as endangered on the international as the red list."
"Source: International union for conservation of nature (IUCN)"