Second great ape species discovered at Hammerschmiede fossil site

The Buronius tooth is only 7.7 mm long, yet it provides deep insights into the a
The Buronius tooth is only 7.7 mm long, yet it provides deep insights into the ape’s way of life some 12 million years ago.
An international team of researchers has discovered a previously unknown ape species in the Hammerschmiede clay pit in southern Germany. Buronius manfredschmidi was found close to the great ape Danuvius guggenmosi, known as "Udo". This was about 12 million years ago the first ape with adaptations for walking upright and made the Hammerschmiede excavation site famous. Buronius was contemporary but smaller than Udo, probably lived in trees and had a vegetarian diet. The find shows that the diversity and ecology of European apes millions of years ago was greater and more complex than previously realized. ...
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