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Updated chronology for the Miocene hominoid radiation in Western Eurasia
- I. Casanovas‐Vilar, D. Alba, M. Garcés, J. M. Robles, S. Moyà-Solà
- Environmental Science, GeographyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 21 March 2011
The results show that identifiable Eurasian kenyapithecins (Griphopithecus and Kenyapithecus) are much younger than previously thought, which casts serious doubts on the attribution of the hominoid tooth from Engelswies, and is consistent with an alternative scenario, according to which the Eurasian pongines and African hominines might have independently evolved in their respective continents from similar kenyAPithecin ancestors.
Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, a New Middle Miocene Great Ape from Spain
The new skeleton reveals that early great apes retained primitive monkeylike characters associated with a derived body structure that permits upright postures of the trunk, and suggests that Pierolapithecus is probably close to the last common ancestor of great apes and humans.
Morphological affinities of the Australopithecus afarensis hand on the basis of manual proportions and relative thumb length.
The Vallparadís section (Terrassa, Iberian Peninsula) and the latest Villafranchian faunas of Europe
A Dryopithecus skeleton and the origins of great-ape locomotion
The discovery of an extraordinary partial skeleton of Dryopithecus laietanus from Can Llobateres (Spain) provides evidence that orthograde postures and locomotion appeared at least 9.5 million years ago, strengthening previous hypotheses linking both Miocene forms with Pongo.
Oreopithecus was a bipedal ape after all: evidence from the iliac cancellous architecture.
- L. Rook, L. Bondioli, M. Köhler, S. Moyà-Solà, R. Macchiarelli
- Geography, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 20 July 1999
Digital image processing of calibrated hip bone radiographs reveals the occurrence of trabecular features, which, in humans and fossil hominids, are related to vertical support of the body weight, i.e., to bipedality.
First partial face and upper dentition of the Middle Miocene hominoid Dryopithecus fontani from Abocador de Can Mata (Vallès-Penedès Basin, Catalonia, NE Spain): taxonomic and phylogenetic…
- S. Moyà-Solà, M. Köhler, E. Beamud
- Geography, Environmental ScienceAmerican journal of physical anthropology
- 1 June 2009
Anatomical and morphometric analyses indicate that the new specimen shows a combination of lower facial features-hitherto unknown in Miocene hominoids-that resembles the facial pattern of Gorilla, thus providing the first nondental evidence of gorilla-like lower facial morphology in the fossil record.
A unique Middle Miocene European hominoid and the origins of the great ape and human clade
- S. Moyà-Solà, D. Alba, J. Fortuny
- Geography, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 16 June 2009
A male partial face with mandible of a previously undescribed fossil hominid, Anoiapithecus brevirostris gen. et sp.
Orang-like manual adaptations in the fossil hominoid Hispanopithecus laietanus: first steps towards great ape suspensory behaviours
- S. Almécija, D. Alba, S. Moyà-Solà, M. Köhler
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 7 October 2007
The retention of powerful grasping and palmigrady suggests that the last common ancestor of hominids might have been more primitive than what can be inferred on the basis of extant taxa, suggesting that pronograde behaviours are compatible with an orthograde bodyplan suitable for climbing and suspension.
Los vertebrados fósiles del Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, l’Anoia, Cataluña), una sucesión de localidades del Aragoniense superior (MN6 y MN7+8) de la cuenca del Vallès-Penedès.…
A synthesis of the vertebrate fossil record of Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, Valles-Penedes Neogene basin) is reported, with special emphasis on taxonomic and biostratigraphic…