Insular dwarfism in hippos and a model for brain size reduction in Homo floresiensis
Homo habilis is considered a predecessor to Homo sapiens while Homo floresiensis
is thought to be a short, human-like species that once existed on an Indonesian island in the Late Pleistocene stage.
He was part of a team that three years ago unearthed one of the most stunning finds in recent history, bones from a tiny, never-seen-before human relative named Homo floresiensis
by the scientists and quickly dubbed "hobbit" by the media, for its seeming resemblance to the fantastical creatures in "The Lord of the Rings.
Another interesting aspect of the find is that Homo floresiensis
apparently lived until at least 18,000 years ago and was, therefore, a contemporary of anatomically modern humans.
Scientists believe the skeletal remains found on the island belong to a new species of human, Homo floresiensis
, which may have lived alongside our ancestors.
They have been assigned to a new human species, Homo floresiensis
THAT was quite some story in the papers the other day about Homo floresiensis
, wasn't it?
This new species has been named Homo Floresiensis
and lived cut-off from the mainland on an island like the Lost World of Arthur Conan Doyle with elephants the size of ponies, rats as big as dogs and lizards as big as dragons.
The newly identified species has been named homo floresiensis
The new human, named Homo floresiensis
, is a dwarf-sized descendent of another primitive species that left Africa about two million years ago.
com/science/article/pii/S0047248417300866) Journal of Human Evolution says the bones of Homo floresiensis
can be connected to one of the earliest known human species.
Excavations of fossils from roughly 700,000-year-old hominids on the Indonesian island of Flores have reinvigorated scientific debate over the evolutionary origins and identity of Homo floresiensis
, a half-sized member of the human genus that lived much later on Flores.