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hominoids

HOMINIDS and APES.
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Locomotion and posture from the common hominoid ancestor to fully modern hominins, with special reference to the last common panin/hominin ancestor.
There is certainly variation in hominoid nasal bone anatomy,' responds Olson, "but there is a consistent pattern.
It is not clear how the new hominoids fit into the evolutionary scheme, adds Andrews; answering this "key question" requires a closer examination of the remains, particularly the structure of the jaws and tooth enamel.
Nevertheless, say the Leakeys, when compared with other fossil hominoids, the fossils represent two distinct genera.
Afropithecus, explain the researchers, displays the characteristics of a variety of hominoids combined in a single, distinctive category.
Still, much about this group of hominoids is poorly understood.
It may be that different environments fostered different hominoids.
Another 17-million-year-old east African hominoid recently discovered by Richard Leakey and Alan Walker of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (SN: 12/7/85, p.
Only in 2001 was the molar taken under scrutiny and determined as a hominoid fossil, albeit with some insecurity regarding its age.
The detailed morphological study of the cranial remains of Lluc showed that, together with the modern anatomical features that characterized the family Hominidae, and which permit to consider it a member of this family, it displays a set of primitive features, such as thick dental enamel, teeth with globulous cusps, very robust mandible and very procumbent premaxilla, which are primitive features that characterize a group of primitive hominoids from the African Middle Miocene, known as afropithecids.
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists from the Institut Catala de Paleontologia in Barcelona have reported the discovery of a new genus of hominoid primate.
Prior to these finds, the oldest fossil representatives of the hominoid and cercopithecoid lineages were recorded from the early Miocene, at sites dating millions of years younger.