Springhare + Squirrel Monkey

Pedetes capensis + Saimiri sciureus

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EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD GENETICS

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Springhare
Springhare (Pedetes capensis)
Common Squirrel Monkey
Common Squirrel Monkey
(Saimiri sciureus)

Pedetes capensis [Springhare]
+ Saimiri sciureus [Common Squirrel Monkey] During the course of research for this book, no reports of hybrids of this type were encountered, but Morris (1970, p. 502) says a male squirrel monkey (a primate) caged with a female springhare (a rodent) repeatedly attempted to mate with it, which illustrates the fact that even the most disparate types of animals will attempt to mate given the proper circumstances.

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By the same author: Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World, Oxford University Press (2006).