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Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism

The Scientist - Thu 7 Nov 19

The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Example of an Upright Ape

TIME - Wed 6 Nov 19

Researchers say the previously unknown species lived 12 million years ago

New fossil find sheds light on how humans learned to walk - Wed 6 Nov 19

How did humans learn to walk upright?

Fossils provide new insights into when apes began to walk

Cosmos Magazine - Wed 6 Nov 19

They may also reveal a common ancestor of humans and great apes.

Did apes first walk upright on two legs in Europe, not Africa?

Newscientist - Wed 6 Nov 19

An extinct ape that lived in Germany 11.6 million years ago may have been bipedal – even though bipedality is the hallmark of more human-like species

Ancient ape offers clues to evolution of two-legged walking

Nature News - Wed 6 Nov 19

Nature, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03418-2Discovery of creature that lived in the trees but stood on its hind legs suggests bipedalism emerged ...

Fossil ape hints at how walking on two feet evolved

Nature News - Wed 6 Nov 19

Nature, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-03347-0Approximately 11.6-million-year-old fossils reveal an ape with arms suited to hanging in trees but ...

Fossils suggest tree-dwelling apes walked upright long before hominids did

ScienceNews - Wed 6 Nov 19

A partial skeleton from an 11.6-million-year-old European ape still doesn’t answer how hominids adopted a two-legged gait.

'Astonishing' fossil ape discovery revealed

BBC News - Wed 6 Nov 19

Fossils of a newly-discovered ancient ape could give clues to how walking on two feet evolved.

Ancient upright ape 'Danuvius' that had human legs discovered by scientists

FOXNews - Wed 6 Nov 19

The remains of an 11 million-year-old ape suggest that our ancestors started to stand upright millions of years earlier, according to scientists.

Ancient Apes May Have Learned to Walk Upright in the Trees

Gizmodo - Wed 6 Nov 19

Scientists in Germany have discovered the fossilized remains of a previously unknown ancient ape with an unusual way of moving through the treetops. By standing upright on two feet and grasping ...

Prehistoric ape from Germany was a pioneer of two-legged walking

Reuters - Wed 6 Nov 19

Fossils unearthed in southern Germany of a remarkable ape that lived about 11.6 million years ago may dramatically alter the understanding of the evolutionary origins of a fundamental human ...

12 million-year-old ape fossil with straight legs could be missing link between primates and humans

Daily Mail - Wed 6 Nov 19

Named Danuvius guggenmosi after a Celtic river god, the find of the broad-chested primate in southern Germany also pushes back the timeline for when walking on two feet began.

Ancient Ape with 'Human Legs' and 'Orangutan Arms' Moved Like No Other Creature on Earth

Livescience - Wed 6 Nov 19

This weird locomotion has never been seen until now.

The Evolution of Bipedalism

NeuroLogica - Thu 7 Nov 19

The evolution of human bipedalism is one of the great events in the history of life that we still need to flesh out. We tend to focus on big transitions because of their implications for the ...