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posts tagged with "Sahelanthropus"
The foramen magnum does not point to locomotor adaptation
A new study of variation in bipeds within other mammalian orders finds that the form of the cranial base does not reliably indicate locomotor strategy.
25 Mar 2016
Popularity of hominin species names
Google Ngram Viewer shows how species names have been more or less used over the years.
24 Mar 2014
Have Sahelanthropus and Orrorin been written out of existence?
An expert claims his genus includes every early known hominin.
22 Mar 2014
05 Apr 2013
The homoplastic apes
19 Feb 2011
NOVA: Becoming Human
03 Nov 2009
Sahelanthropus: "The femur of Toumai?"
I publish exclusive photos of a femur associated with the Sahelanthropus type specimen.
03 Jul 2009
Sahelanthropus: Did camelherders bury Touma facing Mecca?
A bizarre story surfaces about the provenience of the Sahelanthropus fossils from Toros-Menalla.
18 May 2009
Toumai in the hotseat
01 Sep 2008
Substitution rates and ancestral population sizes
15 May 2008
The Orrorin identity
A paper by Richmond and Jungers (2008) argues for functional bipedality in the Orrorin femora.
21 Mar 2008
New Year's predictions, 2008 edition
06 Jan 2008
Did Gen Suwa just save paleoanthropology?
The discovery of a gorilla-like primate may demand a recalibration of the molecular clock
23 Aug 2007
Miocene hominids and a crisis of confidence
29 Jun 2007
A guide to fantasy science
26 Apr 2007
Three million years of unwanted guests
08 Mar 2007
New Year's predictions, 2007 edition
02 Jan 2007
Book review of "The First Human"
29 Jun 2006
A challenge to Sahelanthropus
16 Jun 2006
The dawn chumans
17 May 2006
"Spacecraft all over the Pliocene"
27 Apr 2006
Sahara at least 7 million years old
11 Feb 2006
New Year's predictions, 2006 edition
02 Jan 2006
Frontiers of human origins
07 Sep 2005
Looking at the last 25 years of paleontology
06 Jun 2005
NSF and data access
16 Apr 2005
Thoughts on the Sahelanthropus reconstruction
09 Apr 2005
PhyloCode and human evolution
A move toward taxonomic revision is hijacked by those who want "hominin" to replace "hominid".
26 Mar 2005
Lowly origin of bipedalism :: the squatting model
13 Feb 2005
Earliest hominids :: thoughts and roundup
11 Feb 2005
Dentition and diet in early hominids
06 Feb 2005
The Great Rift Valley
23 Jan 2005
Sahelanthropus : introduction
03 Jan 2005
What restrained the chimpanzees?
20 Dec 2004
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