Re: Bipedalism and other factors and AAT

13 Jun 1995 13:33:13 GMT

A clarification of at least one person's version of the AAT is that the
environment was fresh-water, rather than salt-water. Since the major
alternative (the wooded savanna ape) was also tied to water, there appears
to be a compromise available--an ape specialized for life in gallery
forests, with arboreal, terrestrial, and semi-aquatic components to its
substratum adaptation. Is there a way of testing this? Are there species
that people can identify with comparable adaptations? (I have a few in
mind, myself.)

Harry Erwin
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