Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CMNH Curator Describes New Human Ancestor, Australopithecus deyiremeda

New species from Ethiopia further expands Middle Pliocene hominin diversity. 2015. Nature.

Australopithecus deyiremeda is a new 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old human ancestor. Its upper and lower jaw fossils were recovered from the Woranso-Mille area of the Afar region of Ethiopia. This hominin lived alongside the famous “Lucy’s” species, Australopithecus afarensis. PR