Talk:Hybrid (biology)

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Interfamilial Hybrids[edit]

I added the interfamilial bit to the article & the Domestic Fowl & Guineafowl links and I also added the guineafowl hybrids to the list. The Information is indeed accurate as most classification schemes now classify the guineafowl in its own family, along with 7 other species. The guineafowl is a member of the Numididae and the Chicken & Peafowl are members of the Phaisanidae.

P.S. The wolfdog should be removed from the hybrid list as it is a list of interspecific hybrids and the polar bear & congolese spotted lion hybrids should also be removed as there is already a mention of Ursinae & Panthera hybrids.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.237.255.128 (talk) 08:47, 26 July 2006‎ (UTC)

Human/Neanderthal Hybrid[edit]

According to this article (http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/061115_neanderthal_dna.html), there is no evidence for interbreeding of the two species based on a more recent report. So I'm removing that from the listing.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Levin-bj84 (talkcontribs) 15:18, 20 November 2006‎ (UTC)

Uncited listcruft[edit]

I've demoted the article from a supposed B to a C. B requires an article to be fully cited—this article is nowhere near that, and to be reasonably well structured and to cover the subject—this one is a mess of listcruft. I'll chop the worst of it now, and then we can think about what structure it should have. Plainly it needs an evolutionary biology focus; and plainly it needs to distinguish sharply between natural hybridisation, leading to gene flow between populations or species, and the artificial variety, which doesn't lead to anything. Chiswick Chap (talk) 08:46, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

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In human culture[edit]

@Chiswick Chap: regarding https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hybrid_(biology)&diff=774928874&oldid=774908593
the strucuture of that paragraph is just horrible. it randomly switches between topics, making it hard to resolve the references while reading. i simply broke it up into it's sub-topics to make this clearer. if you don't like my version, please suggest a better fix. 91.61.25.102 (talk) 18:47, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Well, thanks for volunteering your opinion, to which you are of course entitled, though a more civil mode of expression is generally expected here. The paragraph has a clear and logical structure, which I've now emphasised with a couple of extra connectives for good measure. Chiswick Chap (talk) 19:39, 18 April 2017 (UTC)