[Taxacom] Homo sapiens

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 17:34:55 CST 2016

One possiblity for a taxonomic 'defifnition' of Homos sapiens is that taxon
where the symphyseal region of the lower jaw has a raised central keel that
flows into a distended inferior margin, a low-lying triangular mental
tuberosity at the confluence of the keel and the inferior margin, and
mental fossae that lie on either side of the keel and above the distended
inferior margin.

Schwartz, J.H. & Tattersall. 2000. The human chin revisited: what is it and
who has it?  Journal of Human Evolution (2000) 38, 367–409

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 6:04 PM, Thomas McCabe <tmccabe at suchwhat.com> wrote:

> I am an outside observer (medical) of biological taxonomy. I am interested
> in the taxonomy of our species, but have been unable to find a formal
> definition for *Homo sapiens* more recent than the one in Linnaeus’ last
> edition of *Systema natura*, as modified by Gmelin and translated by Kerr (
> *http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.57940*
> <http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.57940>). 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?
> Thomas McCabe, MD. tmccabe at suchwhat.com
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