Mosaic Morphology in the Thorax of Australopithecus sediba

  title={Mosaic Morphology in the Thorax of Australopithecus sediba},
  author={P. Schmid and S. E. Churchill and S. Nalla and E. Weissen and K. J. Carlson and D. J. de Ruiter and L. R. Berger},
  • P. Schmid, S. E. Churchill, +4 authors L. R. Berger
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The shape of the thorax of early hominins has been a point of contention for more than 30 years. Owing to the generally fragmentary nature of fossil hominin ribs, few specimens have been recovered that have rib remains complete enough to allow accurate reassembly of thoracic shape, thus leaving open the question of when the cylindrical-shaped chest of humans and their immediate ancestors evolved. The ribs of Australopithecus sediba exhibit a mediolaterally narrow, ape-like upper thoracic shape… CONTINUE READING
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