EUGENE M. MCCARTHY, PHD GENETICS
Pedetes capensis [Springhare]
+ Saimiri sciureus [Common Squirrel Monkey] This entry is not to record a report about hybridization, but rather one about mixed mating. Morris (1970, p. 502) says a male squirrel monkey (a primate) repeatedly attempted to mate with a female springhare (a rodent) with which it was caged. This illustrates the fact that even the most disparate types of animals will attempt to mate given the proper circumstances.
By the same author: Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World, Oxford University Press (2006).
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