Suid evolution and correlation of African hominid localities: an alternative taxonomy

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Science  04 Aug 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4354, pp. 460-463
DOI: 10.1126/science.96530


New phylogenies were recently proposed by White and Harris, who recognized 7 genera and 16 species of fossil and extant suids from sub-Saharan Africa. This scheme is regarded here as oversimplified and an alternative is suggested, in which 9 genera and 21 species are recognized. The taxonomic and phylogenetic differences do not have any significant effect on the stratigraphic interpretations offered by White and Harris.