Palaeoanthropology (communication arising): Sahelanthropus or 'Sahelpithecus'?


In 1925, when Dart described Australopithecus africanus as a hominid, critics interpreted it as a juvenile gorilla. Last year, Wolpoff's colleagues (B.S. and M.P.) claimed that their Kenyan fossil Orrorin was a direct ancestor of Homo, and now Wolpoff et al. conclude that Sahelanthropus was an ape (specifically, a female gorilla ancestor) — a belief that… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/419582a


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