A Dryopithecus skeleton and the origins of great-ape locomotion

@article{MoySol1996ADS,
  title={A Dryopithecus skeleton and the origins of great-ape locomotion},
  author={Salvador Moy{\`a}-Sol{\`a} and Meike K{\"o}hler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={379},
  pages={156-159}
}
THE evolution of skeletal adaptations to orthograde postures, characteristic of extant hominoids, is of great interest as it provides the key to understanding the origins of apes and humans. We report here the recent discovery of an extraordinary partial skeleton of Dryopithecus laietanus from Can Llobateres (Spain). It provides evidence that orthograde postures and locomotion appeared at least 9.5 million years ago1. Our results indicate that the body structure of this Miocene ape closely… 
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