Re: Body Hair Loss in Aquatic Mammals

Phil Nicholls (
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 18:21:17 GMT (H. M. Hubey) graced us with the following

> (Thomas Clarke) writes:

>>Yes why did only the Australopithecus line become bipedal
>>if all it takes is an ape and savannah or a mosaic savannah?

>Yes, that's the $64 K question :-). Thank you.

>The problem is that the first idea of a great change in
>habitat (the savannah) didn't work, so the second
>try now is mosaic. But then it might not produce enough
>of a differentiation in habitat (and niche) to produce the
>new species.

No one is claiming nor has anyone every claimed that hominidization
was simply a result of a change of habitate.

Once again, it is a fact that hominids occupied the savannah. The
question is not where but what were they doing and how did bipedalism
help them do it better.


> Regards, Mark

Phil Nicholls
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