Re: The latest, greatest Extra-Terrestrial Origin theory
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 13, 2003, 19:32|
Quoting John Cowan <cowan@...>:
> 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.
That presumably would involve ditching also _Australopithecus_, _Paranthropus_