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AARDVARKS



George wrote...

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There's only one species of aardvark (afaik), but to get to 
the aardvark from  its closest relative demands a few dozen 
species as "missing links."
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There are loads of species of fossil aardvark.

Incidentally, the extant species has been split into as many 
as 18 and the existence of two extant species, _Orycteropus 
afer_ and _O. capensis_, was supported by some workers as 
recently as the 1950s.

-- 
Darren Naish
School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth UK, PO1 3QL

email: darren.naish@port.ac.uk
tel: 023 92846045