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Earliest evidence for right-handedness in the fossil record dating back 1.8 million years. This suggests that Homo habilis (an extinct species of human) was mostly a righty. Today, researchers estimate that 90 percent of humans are right-handed, and this differs from apes which are closer to a 50-50 ratio. There may be some link between the development of the right hand preference and other traits like language or how the brain is organized.

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Couple Tries To Rescue Orangutan — But Does Worst Thing For Her

Couple Tries To Rescue Orangutan But Does Worst Thing For Her : Instead of flourishing in the wild, as an animal like her should, she was confined to... ORANG ( /ɔːˈræŋ/ ) Orangutans ( /ɔːˈræŋ.ə.tænz/ ) are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. Native to Indonesia & Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo & Sumatra…

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Human Origins: How Hominids Evolved (Infographic)

Humans are just the latest in a long line of hominid species that have emerged in the past six million years.


Kingdom . Animalia / Phylum : Chordata / Class : Mammalia / Order : Primates / Family : Hominidae / Genus : Homo / Species : H. ergaster


Hominid Species May Have Coexisted

New Age for the Human Ancestor Little Foot (3.67 million years old) Puts Him Closer to Lucy - (2015)


Homo neanderthalensis dates back only 28,000 to 200,000 years ago. It is not an ancestor of humans but a separate hominid species that lived simultaneously with humans for a while before extinction. Some scientists believe the 2 hominid species may have interbred. Evidence shows that Neanderthals may have dug graves for their dead, which marks the first of the hominids to do so.


Sahelanthropus tchadensis This species was named in 2002 from fossils discovered in Central Africa. It is the oldest known hominid/near-hominid species, dated between 6 and 7 million years old. It is not known whether it was bipedal. It has Primitive apelike features, a very small brain size, brow ridges and small canine teeth. It comes from around the time when the hominids are thought to have diverged from chimpanzees which suggests it's close to the common ancestor of humans and…


Gigantopithecus lived in Southeast Asia from 9 million to 100,000 years ago, making it a contemporary of several hominid species and primitive humans. It was possibly hunted by Homo erectus,


The Paracas skulls: aliens, an unknown hominid species or cranial deformation?

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Australopithecus garhi: especie de homínido con rasgos distintos de los típicamente vistos en Australopithecus afarensis y en Australopithecus africanus.