New Scientist article A team of researchers at the University of New South Wales has discovered that the name Chimpzee may have originated from a chimpanzee species.
The team, led by Dr. John Bissinger, says the name originated as a pun on the chimpanzee’s ability to produce a distinctive “chimp” sound.
They say it is likely that the sound was chosen because it is an interesting sound, but not necessarily a characteristic of the species.
The team also used genetic analysis to uncover the genetic history of the Chimp’s name, and they say it was “an extremely fruitful project.”
The team published their findings in the Journal of Phonetics, and it was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Australian Research Council.
Chimpzee and Chimp News.
ChimpNews is a new website created by a group of Australian scientists to inform and educate the public about the evolution of chimps, and their roles in the human evolution.
It’s been created to share research and provide information to those interested in chimps and their evolutionary history.
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