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- n. Plural form of habiline.
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This seems like a nice sample as a possible ancestor for both later large-bodied Homo and later habilines.
In fact, new dating of the East African early Homo shows that there are now no early small brained habilines likely candidates for inclusion with the Australopithecus genus and that rather, that in the habilines we actually now have potential great ancestors to the larger bodied Homo:
That leaves KNM-ER 1470, KNM-ER 1590, KNM-ER 3732, and KNM-ER 3735 as plausible habilines before 1.85 Ma.
Luskin dismisses the habilines Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis as nothing more than australopithecines with a single reference, making the gulf between australopithecines and Homo much wider.
There are no longer any small-skulled early Turkana habilines.
Creationists often discuss Neandertals or Lucy at length, because it’s easy to dismiss them as humans and apes respectively, and pass over the habilines.