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Re: Hominid Evolution



> While Homo erectus from Africa (I reject "Homo ergaster" as a legitimate
> species.) and Homo erectus from Asia may differ in some averages, they
> overlap.  In short, they are not distinct biological species, but, rather,
local
> geographical races, just like moder Asians ("mongoloids") and modern
> Africans ("congoids") are.

If only it were that simple. If only...

My suggestion: Unless we can be certain we have good samples of actual
populations (e. g. forams, coccolithophorids, certain clams perhaps...),
fossils should not be put into species at all. Only into clades.