Progress in human systematics. A review

Titolo Rivista PARADIGMI
Autori/Curatori Colin Groves
Anno di pubblicazione 2017 Fascicolo 2017/2 Lingua Inglese
Numero pagine 16 P. 59-74 Dimensione file 198 KB
DOI 10.3280/PARA2017-002005
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In this paper I briefly discuss what "species" are, and how they might be recognised in the fossil record, and support a time-dependent view of higher categories (genus, family). The genus Homo, according to the time-dependent model, contains Australopithecus and Paranthropus, and perhaps Kenyanthropus, as synonyms. I suggest 19 "definite species" in the genus Homo, with several other "potential species" and "possible species".

Nel saggio si ragiona brevemente su cosa siano le "specie" e su come esse possano essere individuate nella documentazione fossile, e si sostiene un’interpretazione delle categorie superiori (genere, famiglia) dipendente dal fattore tempo (modello temporale). In base al modello temporale, il genere Homo racchiude come sinonimi al suo interno Australopiteco e Parantropo, e forse Kenyantropo. Suggerisco di individuare all’interno del genere Homo 19 "specie definite" con incluse svariate ulteriori "specie potenziali" e "specie possibili".

Keywords:Famiglia, Genere, Homo, Modello temporale, Specie, Specie potenziali.

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Colin Groves, Progress in human systematics. A review in "PARADIGMI" 2/2017, pp 59-74, DOI: 10.3280/PARA2017-002005