Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism

Nature, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03347-0Approximately 11.6-million-year-old fossils reveal an ape with arms suited to hanging in trees but human-like legs, suggesting a form of locomotion that might push back the timeline for when walking on two feet evolved.

Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism

The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.

Thu 7 Nov 19 from The Scientist

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Example of an Upright Ape

Researchers say the previously unknown species lived 12 million years ago

Wed 6 Nov 19 from TIME

New fossil find sheds light on how humans learned to walk

How did humans learn to walk upright?

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Phys.org

Fossils provide new insights into when apes began to walk

They may also reveal a common ancestor of humans and great apes.

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Did apes first walk upright on two legs in Europe, not Africa?

An extinct ape that lived in Germany 11.6 million years ago may have been bipedal – even though bipedality is the hallmark of more human-like species

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Newscientist

Ancient ape offers clues to evolution of two-legged walking

Nature, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03418-2Discovery of creature that lived in the trees but stood on its hind legs suggests bipedalism emerged ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Nature News

Fossil ape hints at how walking on two feet evolved

Nature, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03347-0Approximately 11.6-million-year-old fossils reveal an ape with arms suited to hanging in trees but ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Nature News

Fossils suggest tree-dwelling apes walked upright long before hominids did

A partial skeleton from an 11.6-million-year-old European ape still doesn’t answer how hominids adopted a two-legged gait.

Wed 6 Nov 19 from ScienceNews

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

Wed 6 Nov 19 from BBC News

Ancient upright ape 'Danuvius' that had human legs discovered by scientists

The remains of an 11 million-year-old ape suggest that our ancestors started to stand upright millions of years earlier, according to scientists.

Wed 6 Nov 19 from FOXNews

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