Reconstructed Homo habilis type OH 7 suggests deep-rooted species diversity in early Homo

  title={Reconstructed Homo habilis type OH 7 suggests deep-rooted species diversity in early Homo},
  author={Fred Spoor and Philipp Gunz and Simon Neubauer and Stefanie Stelzer and Nadia A Scott and Amandus P. Kwekason and M. Christopher Dean},
Besides Homo erectus (sensu lato), the eastern African fossil record of early Homo has been interpreted as representing either a single variable species, Homo habilis, or two species. In the latter case, however, there is no consensus over the respective groupings, and which of the two includes OH 7, the 1.8-million-year-old H. habilis holotype. This partial skull and hand from Olduvai Gorge remains pivotal to evaluating the early evolution of the Homo lineage, and by priority names one or… 
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