Although its anatomy shares some similarities with modern
people, other anatomical features ofHomo naledihark
back to humans that lived in much earlier times - some two million years ago or
"These look like a primitive form of our own genus -Homo. It
looks like it might be connected to earlyHomo erectus, orHomo habilis,Homo rudolfensis," said Prof Berger's
colleague, John Hawks, from the University of Wisconsin.
New dating evidence places the species in a time period whereHomo
have overlapped with early examples of our own kind,Homo
Prof Hawks told theBBC's Inside Science radio programme:
"They're the age of Neanderthals in Europe, they're the age of Denisovans
in Asia, they're the age of early modern humans in Africa. They're part of this
diversity in the world that's there as our species was originating."
Live, long and black giant shipworm found
Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm
for the first time, in the Philippines.Details of the creature, which
can reach up to 1.55m (5ft) in length and 6cm (2.3in) in diameter, were
published in a US science journal.The giant shipworm spends its life encased in
a hard shell, submerged head-down in mud.Though its existence has been known
for years, no living specimen had been studied until now.
Despite its name, the giant
shipworm is actually a bivalve - the same group as clams and mussels.The
"rare and enigmatic species", also known asKuphus
polythamia, is the longest living bivalve known to man,according to the studypublished in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
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As discoveries started to pile up, he got
hooked. Fischer, now at the University of Liège, Belgium, and his colleagues
have since described seven surprising new ichthyosaurs, ranging from a
tuna-sized reptile with thin, sharp teeth1to an
animal as big as a killer whale, with a beak like that of a swordfish2.
Fischer is part of an
ichthyosaur renaissance that is sweeping palaeontology. After ignoring them for
decades, more and more researchers have started to focus on the reptiles, which
were among the top predators in the seas for some 150 million years during the
days of the dinosaurs.
The swell of
research is starting to answer key questions about ichthyosaurs, such as how
and where they originated and how quickly they came to rule the oceans. The
group was even more diverse than once thought, ranging from early near-shore
creatures that undulated like eels to giants that cruised the open ocean by
swishing their powerful tails. “They could go anywhere, just like whales,”
Motani says. The biggest ones rivalled blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus)
in length and were the largest predators in the Triassic seas.
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