Chimpanzees Evidence for Evolution

Introduction- Chimpanzees have bodies covered in hair, their faces are pinkish to black. Chimps have no tails they do have apposable thumbs on their hands and feet, Chimps walk on all four limbs but can walk on only two feet for short distances. They are around four feet tall, the males usually weigh between 90 and 120 pounds and females usually weigh between 60 and 110 pounds. Chimps like to live in dense tropical rain forest but can also be found living in other areas such as the open Savannah, woodlands, swamps, secondary-growth forests, and bamboo forest. Chimpanzees go under the mammal group when classified. Chimpanzees first appeared in geological time between 50 and 55 million years ago and they first evolved between 5 to 8 million years ago.

Morphological and Molecular Evidence- Morphological Evidence and Molecular Evidence is Chimpanzees closest relative species would be humans, this is known after DNA test between the two species read that 99% of the DNA is similar to each other.

Homologous Structure- Homologous Structure is the structure of two species that have similar structures such as Humans are organisms that have the same basic structure as Chimpanzees but also function differently.

Vestigial Structures-


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