chimp ears

Alex Duncan (
21 Oct 1995 03:58:52 GMT

In article <> H. M. Hubey, writes:

>we have smaller ears than chimps. thank you.

Actually, the external ears of both chimps and humans are extremely
variable in size. It is possible to find chimps with external ears
smaller than virtually any human you've ever seen, and it's possible to
find humans with ears larger than any chimp's.

The external auditory meatus is much smaller in chimps than in humans.

Alex Duncan
Dept. of Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1086