Australopithecus sediba: a new species of Homo-like australopith from South Africa.

  title={Australopithecus sediba: a new species of Homo-like australopith from South Africa.},
  author={Lee R Berger and Darryl J. de Ruiter and Steven Emilio Churchill and Peter Schmid and Kristian J. Carlson and Paul Hgm Dirks and Job M. Kibii},
  volume={328 5975},
Despite a rich African Plio-Pleistocene hominin fossil record, the ancestry of Homo and its relation to earlier australopithecines remain unresolved. Here we report on two partial skeletons with an age of 1.95 to 1.78 million years. The fossils were encased in cave deposits at the Malapa site in South Africa. The skeletons were found close together and are directly associated with craniodental remains. Together they represent a new species of Australopithecus that is probably descended from… CONTINUE READING
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