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A Hominoid Genus from the Early Miocene of Uganda

Science  18 Apr 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5311, pp. 401-404
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5311.401

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Abstract

Fossils from a large-bodied hominoid from early Miocene sediments of Uganda, along with material recovered in the 1960s, show features of the shoulder and vertebral column that are significantly similar to those of living apes and humans. The large-bodied hominoid from Uganda dates to at least 20.6 million years ago and thus represents the oldest known hominoid sharing these derived characters with living apes and humans.

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