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Unformatted text preview: (see Figure 1.4.4 below). Based upon the consensus of numerous phylogenetic analyses, Pan troglodytes (the chimpanzee) is the closest living relative of humans. Thus, we expect that organisms lived in the past which were intermediate in morphology between humans and chimpanzees. Over the past century, many spectacular paleontological finds have identified such transitional hominid fossils. Figure 1.4.4. Fossil hominid skulls . (Images 2000 Smithsonian Institution .) (larger 76K JPG version)...
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