9/11/2013

The skull of a juvenile of an extinct species of ape dating back 6 million years has been found in China, researchers say. "The preservation of the new cranium is excellent. This is important because all previously discovered adult crania of the species to which it is assigned, Lufengpithecus lufengensis, were badly crushed and distorted during the fossilization process," said paleoanthropologist Jay Kelley of the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University.

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