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Microevolution in our megadont relative

Cranial variation in South African specimens of Paranthropus robustus illustrate temporal changes that suggest how the morphology of this hominin fossil species related to its palaeoenvironment and microevolutionary processes.

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Fig. 1: A schematic of temporally patterned morphological variation and potential sampling biases for two populations of P. robustus at two time periods, t1 and t2, separated by 200,000 years.


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Potts, R. Microevolution in our megadont relative. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 14–16 (2021).

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