New species from Ethiopia further expands Middle Pliocene hominin diversity

  title={New species from Ethiopia further expands Middle Pliocene hominin diversity},
  author={Y. Haile-Selassie and L. Gibert and Stephanie M. Melillo and T. Ryan and M. Alene and A. Deino and N. Levin and G. Scott and Beverly Z. Saylor},
  • Y. Haile-Selassie, L. Gibert, +6 authors Beverly Z. Saylor
  • Published 2015
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Middle Pliocene hominin species diversity has been a subject of debate over the past two decades, particularly after the naming of Australopithecus bahrelghazali and Kenyanthropus platyops in addition to the well-known species Australopithecus afarensis. Further analyses continue to support the proposal that several hominin species co-existed during this time period. Here we recognize a new hominin species (Australopithecus deyiremeda sp. nov.) from 3.3–3.5-million-year-old deposits in the… CONTINUE READING
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