From Ann Gibbons at Science:
A remarkably complete skeleton introduced in 2010 as “the best candidate” for the immediate ancestor of our genus Homo may just be a pretender. Instead of belonging to the human lineage, the new species of Australopithecus sediba is more closely related to other hominins from South Africa that are on a side branch of the human family tree, according to a new analysis of the fossil presented here last week at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.More.
When you get kicked out of the human family, it’s not like there is a ceremony or anything. Or is there?
See also: Choosing between Sediba and Naledi as human ancestor?
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National Geographic in 2011: