[Taxacom] Homo sapiens
dyanega at ucr.edu
Wed Jan 13 17:18:03 CST 2016
On 1/13/16 3:04 PM, Thomas McCabe wrote:
> More recent publications of
> primate taxonomy in English available to me refer to Linneaus’ definition.
> Can anyone direct me to a more recent formal revision?
Most species, including our own, have no "formal" description outside of
the original description. Given that we've only got descriptions for
fewer than 2 million of the 10-50 million extant species, we've got a
lot of work yet to do before we can go around re-describing things a
second time. ;-)
That being said, if you were to examine the descriptions, in the
paleonotological literature, of *other species* in the genus Homo, you
are likely to find that when those other species are diagnosed, the
authors may have listed certain features in explicit contrast with the
same features as they appear in H. sapiens - you could accumulate a
number of formal characters used to recognize H. sapiens, in this manner.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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