Re: The latest, greatest Extra-Terrestrial Origin theory
|Date:||Sunday, July 13, 2003, 20:21|
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From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: The latest, greatest Extra-Terrestrial Origin theory
> Andreas Johansson scripsit:
> > Pithecanthropoid? Did you just coin this, or does it have some technical
> > significance? (I do realize it means "ape-humanesque".)
> _Pithecanthropus_ was the former genus into which _Homo erectus_ was
> originally placed until the decision was made to move it to _Homo_.
> _Pithecanthropus._ is no longer considered a valid genus.
> There is now talk of moving _Pan troglodytes_, _P. paniscus_, and
> _Gorilla gorilla_ into _Homo_ as well, eliminating both genera completely.
I heard about the former two, but not the Gorilla...
Anyway, if Australopithecus can't get into _Homo_, why should modern apes?