The Toumai is considered to be a male hominid as it has a thick brow ridge
and, judging from the size of the skull, was probably close to the size of a common chimpanzee, the researchers said.
The European fossils generally display "classic" Neandertal features: thick, heavy bones, sloping foreheads, bulging brow ridges
and projecting jaws holding peglike front teeth.
The skullcap is mostly complete and includes the brow ridges
and nasal bones.
Although being related to us means their anatomy had a human-like look to it, there were differences in places like their (http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170214-your-face-is-probably-more-primitive-than-a-neanderthals) skull shapes that would have made it difficult for them to blend in today - large heads and faces, pronounced noses and brow ridges
and flat foreheads, to name a few.
Many skull features, including prominent brow ridges
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Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs had similar sloping foreheads, brow ridges
Neanderthals were heavily built and muscular, with projecting faces, large teeth, low foreheads, heavy brow ridges
, and chinless jaws.
Although her skull had the prominent brow ridges
, low forehead, and protruding lower face that would have made her unusual-looking to modern eyes, the structure and size of the rest of her body was very similar to ours.
Competition may explain why males have more robust skulls and brow ridges