Table 2.

Original and recalibrated population split times from several recent studies

Generation timesNew yearly mutation rateNew split estimate, Ma
Speciation eventOriginal yearly mutation rateOriginal split estimate, MaLowerUpperLowerUpperLowerUpperReference
HCG1.0 × 10e-95.9519290.330.728.3117.79Scally et al. 2012 (8)
HCG1.0 × 10e-96.6919290.330.729.3520.00Dutheil et al. 2009 (4)
HC1.0 × 10e-93.6925290.330.546.7811.03Scally et al. 2012 (8)
HC1.0 × 10e-94.2225290.330.547.7612.62Hobolth et al. 2011 (6)
HC1.0 × 10e-94.525290.330.548.2713.45Prüfer et al. 2012 (15)
HC1.0 × 10e-94.3825290.330.548.0513.09Dutheil et al. 2009 (4)
BC1.0 × 10e-90.9925250.390.541.822.55Prüfer et al. 2012 (15)
BC1.0 × 10e-90.79–0.9225250.390.541.45–1.692.04–2.37Becquet and Przeworski 2007 (13)
wG–eG0.96 × 10e-90.9–1.619190.510.721.20–2.131.69–3.01Thalmann et al. 2007 (27)
wG–eG1.33 × 10e-90.9219190.510.721.291.80Becquet and Przeworski 2007 (13)
  • BC, bonobo–chimpanzee split; HC, human–chimpanzee split; HCG, human–chimpanzee–gorilla split; wG–eG, western gorilla–eastern gorilla split.