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Re: Transitional Fossils

In a message dated 95-10-06 14:57:31 EDT, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)

>>In a message dated 95-10-06 11:52:15 EDT, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu
>>>For example, a modern phylogeny of the Homininae could have the species of
>>>Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and Homo deriving directly out of
>>>Ardipithecus, and not out of some hypothetical side branch.
>>This would make _Ardipithecus_ paraphyletic. Recall, "Species may speciate,
>>but genera don't generate"--or some such rubbish.
>I was using shorthand.  I meant to say _Ardipithecus ramidus_ (the one and
>only species).

Nevertheless, it _still_ makes the genus _Ardipithecus_ paraphyletic.