In my opinion the Genus Homo is a misnomer. The latest studies found that 99.4 percent of important DNA sites are the same in chimps and humans. Chimpanzees and Bonobo's are more closely related to us than to any other great ape. In fact, they are so closely related to us that they should be in the same Genus as we are. It has been proposed that Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and Bonobo's (Pan paniscus) be put in our Genus (Homo) in stead of the Pan Genus. But it seems to me, that the Homo Genus is completely arbitrary and solely a product of our arrogance (or vanity if you will). Therefor Humans should be reclassified as Pan sapiens in my opinion, rather than reclassifying Chimpanzees and Bonobo's as, respectively, Homo troglodytes and Homo paniscus. While we're at it, perhaps Pan monastica would be more fitting Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!