new hominid

Ken Kinman kinman2 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Oct 31 21:15:53 CST 2004


Responding to John Grehan's last post.  It isn't really necessary that _floresiensis_ shares autapomorphies with genus Homo as a whole (especially if there are no such skeletal autapomorphies YET known for genus Homo).

     In fact, I would actually PREFER autapomorphies it shares with some subclade of Homo----either Homo erectus + sapiens, or better yet with Homo erectus (sensu lato) alone.
           ------- Ken
P.S.  Here is a link to an interview with Peter Brown about floresiensis which might help to shed further light on this:

http://www.sciam.com/print_version.cfm?articleID=00082F87-7D35-117E-BD3583414B7F0000




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