Developmental simulation of the adult cranial morphology of Australopithecus sediba

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Carlson, Keely B.; de Ruiter, Darryl J.; DeWitt, Thomas J.; McNulty, Kieran P; Carlson, Kristian J.; Tafforeau, Paul; Berger, Lee R.;
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
  • Journal: South African Journal of Science, volume 112, pages 2016-0012-1-2016-0012-9 (issn: 1996-7489)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.17159/sajs.2016/20160012
  • Subject: craniofacial morphology | Q1-390 | H | ontogenetic projection | Q | Malapa | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | Science (General) | Social Sciences | Science | hominin evolution | geometric morphometrics

The type specimen of Australopithecus sediba (MH1) is a late juvenile, prompting some commentators to suggest that had it lived to adulthood its morphology would have changed sufficiently so as to render hypotheses regarding its phylogenetic relations suspect. Consideri... View more
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