International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Puech P-F, Albertini H, Tyrand H, 1996: Correlated Dento-Facial Progression and the Origin of Man. Anthropologie (Brno) 34, 1-2: 35-38'.
The extreme variation in dento-facial morphology in Australopithecus opens the question of determining the first evidence of the Homo lineage. The most primitive species, Weinert's (1950) Meganthropus africanus and Australopithecus anamensis are morphologically most similar to Australopithecus afarensis. However they are characterized by a primitive suite of dento-facial characters maintained in Homo but absent in A. afarensis. The premaxillary lengthening in A. afarensis and the high position of the anterior masseter origin in A. africanus - A. robustus -A. boisei are derived positions. Homo therefore emerged close to Meganthropus africanus and A. anamensis, more than 4 Myr ago.
Hominids - "Hominity" - Dento-Facial morphology

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