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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_ and _Ardipithecus_? Andreas


John Cowan <cowan@...>