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Re: Re: Transitional Fossils



>In a message dated 95-10-06 11:52:15 EDT, Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
>writes:
>
>>
>>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).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
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