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September 26, 2001. Tools in North China at around 1.4 Ma. This would have to be Homo erectus. It's prejudice, but I'm tempted to yell "Fire!"
Molecular evidence says that among living artiodactyls, hippos are the nearest to living whales. The new evidence says nothing new about that hypothesis, despite the headline in the press release cited above. It would take a dramatic re-appraisal of skeletal evidence to get hippos to be primitive artiodactyls (which is what the molecular evidence implies), and I cannot see that happening unless some very strange new fossils are found.
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