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The Nebraska Tooth

Nature volume 110, pages 707708 (25 November 1922) | Download Citation



AT the meeting of the Zoological Society on November 7, Prof. Elliot Smith exhibited a cast of the now famous Nebraska tooth, which is regarded by American palæontologists as representing a new genus and species of the human race—Hesperopithecus haroldcooki. This tooth—a “second upper molar” —differs, we are assured, on one hand from that of any known anthropoid apes, and on the other from any of the primitive types of man yet discovered.

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