Convoluted human evolution; Lucy had neighbors (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Thursday, May 28, 2015, 01:36 (908 days ago) @ David Turell

A new species not far from Lucy has turned up based on an upper jaw:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/05/27/scientists-discove...

"A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along. Australopithecus deyiremeda, described for the first time in a paper published Wednesday in Nature, lived at the same time -- and in the same place -- as the species Australopithecus afarensis. That means the famous "Lucy" shared her turf with very close evolutionary cousins."


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