Miocene fossil hominids and the chimp-human clade

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Science  25 Sep 1992:
Vol. 257, Issue 5078, pp. 1929-1933
DOI: 10.1126/science.1411507


Miocene hominoids from Europe are among the earliest members of the great ape and human clade (the Hominidae). One of these forms, represented by well-preserved cranial remains from Rudabanya, Hungary, sheds new light on the question of the evolutionary relations among living hominids. This new evidence supports the view that humans have a specific evolutionary relation with chimpanzees, to the exclusion of all other apes.