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RE: So how intelligent were troodontids?



--- "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
wrote:
> Also, let's not forget (like a recent Linux
> commercial does) that chimps and
> bonobos are perfectly good tool users (both wood and
> stone, as recently
> discovered), and the human ability to create tools
> other than nests almost
> certainly evolved after then gorilla - (Pan +
> Hominini) split, but before
> the divergence of the Pan-Homo lineages.

But then were there not some recent reports of tool
use in the Orang? The most parsimonious explanation
would be that basic tool use evolved lower down in the
great Ape tree.
-E

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