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Australopithecines and Nested Taxa
David Marjanovic <David.Marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
<Isn't 2) the prevalent hypothesis?>
Yes, it is. If we were to review the genetic studies, and consider
genetic disperal in hominids, we might arrive at a group that presents
the present living populations from within a securely bound extinct
one. Speculation, of course. Anatomy has backed up the statement, where
hominines like us apparently derive from the australopithecine
morphology, but still are regarded as exclusive taxa. This then does
not relate on an evolutionary perspective, but on an antiquated idea
that forms were exlcusive of one another, rather than stemming from one
Modification through descent. Also, Mutatis Mutandis.
It's still being argued, however: austalopithecine and hominine
Anyway, a corrolary to a dead thread....
Jaime A. Headden
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