Gene flow?

Ludvig Mortberg (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 16:55:08 GMT

Gene flow? Between homo erectus and homo sapiens and neanderthals. Did
it ever occur to you that they all may have been seperate species. I
mean how much gene flow do we have between lions and tigers, or
between chimps and gorillas? None , because they cannot have fertile

I think that if we apply standard criteria for differentiating between
species among primates in general to hominids it could clear up things
significantly. Take all extant species of baboons and see how they
differ. And then take a look at a neanderthal cranium beside a cro
magnon. What would you say?


PS. Hey what about gene flow between elephants and coccaburras?