paleospecies

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paleospecies

[′pē·lē·ō‚spē‚shēz]
(paleontology)
The species that are given ancestor and descendant status in a phyletic lineage, depending on the geological strata in which they are found.
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We must understand Homo erectus as a chronospecies, in other words, a series of more or less homogenous forms which lived in a certain period of time, without pretending to give a deeper biological meaning to the concept in terms of breeding relationships.
176 The discoveries referring to Homo erectus are found in very different geographical locations; the dispersion of this chronospecies led it to areas of south west Asia, east Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and, according to some authors, to Europe (the outlines of the coasts are those estimated for that time).
It remains necessary to test if Miocene forms can be really separated or if these conform a chronospecies.