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Re: I used to lament...

> Some neontologists have suggested that 'Pan' is actually a subgenus of
> 'Homo' which would suggest that the other genera would also be
> considered subgenera.

I've even seen all living and dead representatives being stuffed into either
*Homo (Pan)* or *Homo (Homo)*.

> Furthermore, there have been some suggestions that 'Pan
> troglodytes' is polyphyletic if not paraphyletic, the same
> may be said about 'Gorilla gorilla'

Really?!?!? All I've seen is that there are 4 subspecies of chimpanzee, and
2 species of gorilla (Eastern and Western, each with, IIRC, 4 subspecies).