The Last Common Ancestor of Apes and Humans

  title={The Last Common Ancestor of Apes and Humans},
  author={Peter Andrews and Terry Harrison},
  journal={Interpreting the Past},

The facial skeleton of the chimpanzee‐human last common ancestor

  • S. Cobb
  • Biology
    Journal of anatomy
  • 2008
This review uses the current morphological evidence to evaluate the facial morphology of the hypothetical last common ancestor (LCA) of the chimpanzee/bonobo (panin) and human (hominin) lineages and discusses the major evolutionary trends in the hominin lineage subsequent to the LCA.

The environmental context of human evolutionary history in Eurasia and Africa

  • S. Elton
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Journal of anatomy
  • 2008
This review has three main aims: (1) to make specific predictions about the habitat of the hypothetical last common ancestor of the chimpanzee/bonobo–human clade; (2) to outline the major trends in

Phylogenetic analysis of Middle-Late Miocene apes

Human Evolutionary History

Last Common Ancestor of Apes and Humans: Morphology and Environment

  • P. Andrews
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Folia Primatologica
  • 2019
Based on shared character states in fossil apes, living apes and early hominins, 27 characters are identified as probable attributes of the last common ancestor (LCA) of apes and humans.

Potential hominin affinities of Graecopithecus from the Late Miocene of Europe

The examination of its previously unknown dental root and pulp canal morphology confirms the taxonomic distinction from the significantly older northern Greek hominine Ouranopithecus and shows features that point to a possible phylogenetic affinity with hominins.

The Fossil Record and Evolutionary History of Hylobatids

The fossil record documenting the evolution of hylobatids is extremely poor, so details of their phylogenetic and geographic origins and subsequent evolutionary history are obscure. Based on

Locomotion and Posture in Ancestral Hominoids Prior to the Split of Hylobatids

The comparative dataset agrees with recent suggestions that all living apes share a diverse TO-positional repertoire, relative to that of cercopithecoid monkeys, and reevaluate differences in positional behavior of extant cercOPithecoids and hominoids.