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A new primate species at the root of the tree of extant hominoids [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Researchers from the ’Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont’ (ICP) have described the new genus and species of extinct hominoid, Pliobates cataloniae, based on a partial skeleton composed of 70 fossil remains found in 2011 in one of the sites within the stratigraphic series of Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Catalonia, NE Iberian Peninsula).

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