Possible Identity of Miocene Tali from Kenya


Day and Wood have very elegantly shown that three hominoid tali from the early Miocene of Kenya are functionally similar to those from the living pronograde quadrupedal African apes, Pan and Gorilla, and unlike modern bipedal man1. Two of the tali (CMH 145 from Songhor and CMH 147 from Rusinga) were described first by Maclnnes2 and later more fully by Le Gros Clark and Leakey3; Le Gros Clark subsequently described a second talus from Rusinga4. I have some tentative suggestions concerning their identification.

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PILBEAM, D. Possible Identity of Miocene Tali from Kenya. Nature 223, 648 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223648a0

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