'New Species' Of Possible Human Relative Found In Ethiopia
Scientists uncovered what they believe may be a new species: Australopithecus deyiremeda, and we could all be related.By Christine Slusser | May 28, 2015
Around three million years ago, a distant human ancestor walked Earth. And it's a mouthful. Australopithecus deyiremeda.
"The name deyiremeda, 'dey' means 'close' and 'remeda' means 'relative' in the local Afar language," the curator of Physical Anthropology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, said.
According to findings published this week in the journal Nature., researchers in Ethiopia found remains that could belong to a new species of hominins.