Species recognition in human paleontology

  title={Species recognition in human paleontology},
  author={I. Tattersall},
  journal={Journal of Human Evolution},
  • I. Tattersall
  • Published 1986
  • Biology
  • Journal of Human Evolution
  • Whatever their exact nature (rarely if ever specified), current generalcriteria for distinguishing species in the human fossil record are deficient Moreover, in discussing species distinctions, inter- and intra-species variability are often confused. The decoupling of morphological from taxic change in the evolutionary process means that there can be no absolute criteria for recognizing species on morphological grounds; however, ranges of morphological variation in closely related species in… CONTINUE READING
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