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Skull secrets of an ancient ape

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Fossil evidence is scarce for early stages of evolution in the ape family tree at the time before apes and the ancestors of humans diverged. A 13-million-year-old skull now offers insights into ape development at that time. See Article p.169

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Figure 1: An ancient ape skull.

A, Isaiah Nengo; B, Fred Spoor

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    The credit information for Figure 1a was incorrect. The photo should have been credited to Isaiah Nengo. This has now been corrected.


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Benefit, B. Skull secrets of an ancient ape. Nature 548, 160–161 (2017).

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