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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.