The phylogenetic status of Homo heidelbergensis – a cladistic study of Middle Pleistocene hominins

  title={The phylogenetic status of Homo heidelbergensis – a cladistic study of Middle Pleistocene hominins},
  author={A. Mounier and M. Caparr{\'o}s},
  • A. Mounier, M. Caparrós
  • Published 2015
  • Geography, Biology
  • Two views prevail concerning the significance of H. heidelbergensis in Middle Pleistocene human evolution. H. heidelbergensis sensu stricto refers to a European chronospecies of H. neanderthalensis while H. heidelbergensis sensu lato is considered to be an Afro-European species ancestral to modern humans and Neandertals.Here, we test the phylogenetic validity of H. heidelbergensis using a cladistic analysis based on cranial morphological data of Pleistocene fossils. We perform a low-level… CONTINUE READING
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