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Australopithecus sediba

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Australopithecus sediba: No such thing as a missing link

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Australopithecus Sediba at the ESRF

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‘Australopithecus sediba‘

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Human Evolution Takes a Twist With Australopithecus sediba

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Australopithecus Sediba replica casts at Duke University

Australopithecus sediba is a species of Australopithecus of the early Pleistocene, identified based on fossil remains dated to about 2 million years ago. The species is known from six skeletons discovered in the Malapa Fossil Site at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa, including a juvenile male, an adult female, an adult male, and three infants. The fossils were found together at the bottom of the Malapa Cave, where they apparently fell to their death, and have been dated to between 1.980 and 1.977 million years ago.
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