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Re: OT Hominidae

In a message dated 7/2/02 12:10:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time, qilongia@yahoo.com writes:

All present researchers except for
some adverse holdouts to the equivalent of Feduccia vs. Ostrom perceive
the nature of hominids like *Pan* to be the closest genetic outgroup to
human populations, *Gorilla* outside of that, and *Pongo* outside of that.

Right.  So if you give _Homo_ its own "family", you have to give _Pan_, _Gorilla_, and _Pongo_ their own "families" as well (or leave them out of any "family").  Seems simpler just to put them all in Hominidae.

--Nick P.