Re: I have a question...

15 May 1995 03:34:34 GMT

The question was about the fossil gorillas and chimps. No fossil record
except (maybe) Ouranopithecus and the Samburu specimen. 8( BTW, they've
changed the name of A. ramidus to Ardipithecus ramidus. (White et al in
Nature, 4 May 1995, page 88) The characteristics appear to be primitive
rather than synaptomorphies, so the cladists will complain. They also
announced a November 1994 find of a mandible associated with a partial
postcranial skeleton.

Harry Erwin
PhD student in comp neurosci: "Glitches happen" & "Meaning is emotional"