Newly-Discovered Miocene Ape Casts New Light on Hominoid Evolution

Paleontologists from Spain and the United States have discovered a new genus and species of small-bodied ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago, before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (lesser apes). The new ape species, Pliobates cataloniae, challenges current views on the last common ancestor of the two groups (extant [...] —> Read More