Progress in human systematics. A review

Journal title PARADIGMI
Author/s Colin Groves
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/2 Language English
Pages 16 P. 59-74 File size 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".

Keywords: Family, Genus, Homo, Potential species, Species, Time-dependent model.

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