Australopithecus sediba

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Computer-generated reconstruction of A. sediba
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Australopithecus sediba was — possibly — another transitional species between humans and apes.

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[edit] Bugs and features

Sediba could likely climb better than later hominids, despite also walking upright.[1]

Its brain was relatively small, possibly smaller than average for Australopithecus afarensis.[2]

A. sediba had a relatively human-like hand, with a grip which may indicate tool use.[3][4]

[edit] Human, after all?

There is considerable uncertainty about A. sediba, and some scientists have argued that the species shouldn't even be included in the genus Homo.[5][6][7]

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