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Darwin-L Message Log 7:76 (March 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<7:76>From kent@darwin.eeb.uconn.edu  Mon Mar 21 06:47:16 1994

Date: Mon, 21 Mar 94 07:48:33 EST
From: kent@darwin.eeb.uconn.edu (Kent Holsinger)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: hominid fossils in TIME and the origin of modern humans

Steve Donnelly writes:
>	3: Earlier, someone (I forget who) stated that he knew of no other
>	example of a widespread species evolving into another species
>	throughout its range.  I can think of three examples offhand.  All of
>	them involve rodents.  My favorite example involves a Plio-Pleistocene
>	lineage of voles which was spread throughout Europe, from northern
>	Spain to the Ural mountains,  Within this lineage are four
>	'chronospecies'; the transitions from one species to another
>	occurred over most of the species' range (references available on
>	request).

I was the person who knew of no other example, and I would be *very* interested
in seeing the references.

-- Kent E. Holsinger
Kent@Darwin.EEB.UConn.edu

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