kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Mar 26 09:24:52 CST 2004
This new Lucy painting is interesting, but I wonder how much you have explored a third (often neglected) phylogeny:
Orangutans (Humans (chimps + gorillas)).
In this case, you would also expect to find orangutan features in Lucy. And this phylogeny would also maintain the African clade.
But what most bothers me about the proposed orangutan + human clade is that you have yet to present any molecular evidence to back up the morphological evidence. Until then, I have to remain skeptical.
--- Good luck,
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