The pygmy chimpanzee is not a living missing link in human evolution

B. M. Latimer, T. D. White, W. H. Kimbel, D. C. Johanson, C. O. Lovejoy

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Abstract

Phylogenetic reconstruction should incorporate knowledge of the fossil record. Recent suggestions that the pygmy chimpanzee can serve as a living missing link are contra fossil evidence and are rejected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-488
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of human evolution
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Australopithecus
  • Pan paniscus
  • hominid evolutionary models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Anthropology

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