Craniodental remains of A. sediba
Fossil Item Type Metadata
UW88-8 (elements "D" and "F")
UW88-54 (elements "E" and "G")
Specimen/Species Time Range
Specimen Data (Morphology)
The reduced dentition of MH1 exhibits morphological traits of genus Homo, although the upper incisors (maxillary central incisor) are comparable to Au. robustus. With the single exception of TM 1512, the upper canine teeth (maxillary canines) are smaller and longer than the upper canines of A. africanus, while the mandibular canines are not proportional to A. africanus. Premolars and molars dimensions of MH1 range similarly to H. habilis–H. rudolfensis and H. erectus. As With the dentition of the juvenile holotype, though smaller, MH2 dental size and proportions resemble the genus Homo.
Conroy, Glenn C., and Herman Pontzer. Reconstructing Human Origins: A Modern Synthesis. 3rd ed., New York & London, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2012, pp. 190-192.
Berger, L. R., D. J. De Ruiter, S. E. Churchill, P. Schmid, K. J. Carlson, P. H. G. M. Dirks, and J. M. Kibii. "Australopithecus Sediba: A New Species of Homo-Like Australopith from South Africa." Science 328.5975 (2010): 195-204. Web. 18 Apr. 2017. <http://science.sciencemag.org/content/328/5975/195.full>.
Hefner, Joseph. "Australopithecus africanus." Michigan State University, 23 Feb. 2012, East Lansing.
- Date Added
- April 25, 2017
- Item Type
- A. sediba, Australopithecus sediba, Craniodental remains, Dentition, Mandibular canines, Maxillary incisors, MH1, MH2, Molars, Premolars
- “Craniodental remains of A. sediba,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed May 23, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/102.