The Nature of Telanthropus capensis

@article{Robinson1953TheNO,
  title={The Nature of Telanthropus capensis},
  author={J. T. Robinson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1953},
  volume={171},
  pages={33-33}
}
THE type mandible of Telanthropus capensis was found in the Swartkrans excavation in April 1949 by me. Dr. R. Broom and I published a preliminary description in this journal1. In this note the opinion was expressed that this form is “intermediate between one of the ape-men and true man”. This conclusion has been somewhat sceptically received by most workers, who consider, in view of the fact that the same excavation has yielded numerous remains of the ape-man Paranthropus crassidens, that the… 

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