The human genus.

@article{Wood1999TheHG,
  title={The human genus.},
  author={Bernard A. Wood and Mark Collard},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={284 5411},
  pages={
          65-71
        }
}
A general problem in biology is how to incorporate information about evolutionary history and adaptation into taxonomy. The problem is exemplified in attempts to define our own genus, Homo. Here conventional criteria for allocating fossil species to Homo are reviewed and are found to be either inappropriate or inoperable. We present a revised definition, based on verifiable criteria, for Homo and conclude that two species, Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis, do not belong in the genus. The… 
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