Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Tyson, Edward

British physician touted as the father of primatology because he was the first to dissect and describe a great ape, the common chimpanzee; author of Orang-Outang, Sive Homo Sylvestris (1699). Tyson’s Orang-Outang may actually have been the first dissection of an infant chimpanzee.

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