Evolutionary Importance of the South African ‘Man-apes’

@article{Washburn1951EvolutionaryIO,
  title={Evolutionary Importance of the South African ‘Man-apes’},
  author={Sherwood Washburn and Bryan Patterson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1951},
  volume={167},
  pages={650-651}
}
IN the past, the discovery of any man-like fossil has signalled the beginning of extended and heated controversy. After reading numerous recent publications on the South African ‘man-apes’, we have come to feel that history is repeating itself. The great importance of this remarkable series of fossils is being obscured by technical argument over minor points and by the creation of genera, and even subfamilies, of doubtful utility. The present controversies over the South African fossils started… 
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