Useful Notes Prehistoric L Ife Mammals Discussion

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04:14:11 PM Jul 12th 2014
Why is this list ending at Australopiths? Why not include the Homo genus? What are the supposed "ethical reasons" behind not including our genus?
11:37:59 PM Jul 12th 2014
I suspect that simple omission is the reason - or that Homo being an extant genus doesn't count.
04:07:29 AM Jul 13th 2014
But extinct species of Panthera, Canis and Ursus are addressed. You can add a section on extinct species of Homo if you want.
12:09:38 PM Jul 15th 2014
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Thanks for your input. If you guys ask me, it seems more to avoid offending the ultra religious. But those kind of guys view sites like these as a taboo, so it doesn't really matter. If nobody minds, I will expand on the last folder to add our extinc ancestors and relatives from the Homo genus.
04:04:25 AM Aug 11th 2013
The part about Coryphodon seems dated. It's 2013; do people still support ungulate polyphyly?
11:27:44 PM Oct 10th 2012
The word "life" in the title seems a tad superfluous to me. Aren't all mammals life-forms?
01:34:31 AM Oct 11th 2012
It's part of a series on prehistoric life, as far as I can gather. Maybe we should punctuate it as Prehistoric Life — Mammals.