Harry Erwin (
Sat, 29 Jul 1995 12:17:55 -0400

In article <>, wrote:

> NE>Do you think gorillas and chimps haven't evolved in 5 - 10 Myr? Your
> NE>question makes it apparent that you think we evolved from creatures
> NE>identical to modern gorillas or chimps. We do not have a fossil record
> NE>for gorillas and chimps, and thus are denied much information from those
> NE>branches of the hominoid evolutionary tree.
> Why not? Why don't we have a fossil record for gorillas or chimps?
> Ann
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Probably the environment reduces the probability of preservation.
Ouranopithecus (8-9 MYr BP) appears to be close to the base of the African
Ape clade. No postcranial data, though.

Harry Erwin
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