New four-million-year-old hominid species from Kanapoi and Allia Bay, Kenya

@article{Leakey1995NewFH,
  title={New four-million-year-old hominid species from Kanapoi and Allia Bay, Kenya},
  author={Meave G. Leakey and Craig S. Feibel and Ian Mcdougall and Alan W. Walker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={376},
  pages={565-571}
}
Nine hominid dental, cranial and postcranial specimens from Kanapoi, Kenya, and 12 specimens from Allia Bay, Kenya, are described here as a new species of Australopithecus dating from between about 3.9 million and 4.2 million years ago. The mosaic of primitive and derived features shows this species to be a possible ancestor to Australopithecus afarensis and suggests that Ardipithecus ramidus is a sister species to this and all later hominids. A tibia establishes that hominids were bipedal at… Expand
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