Mandibular ramus shape of Australopithecus sediba suggests a single variable species.


The fossils from Malapa cave, South Africa, attributed to Australopithecus sediba, include two partial skeletons-MH1, a subadult, and MH2, an adult. Previous research noted differences in the mandibular rami of these individuals. This study tests three hypotheses that could explain these differences. The first two state that the differences are due to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.09.002