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Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

Overview of attention for article published in eLife, September 2015
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Title
Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa
Published in
eLife, September 2015
DOI 10.7554/elife.09560
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Authors

Lee R Berger, John Hawks, Darryl J de Ruiter, Steven E Churchill, Peter Schmid, Lucas K Delezene, Tracy L Kivell, Heather M Garvin, Scott A Williams, Jeremy M DeSilva, Matthew M Skinner, Charles M Musiba, Noel Cameron, Trenton W Holliday, William Harcourt-Smith, Rebecca R Ackermann, Markus Bastir, Barry Bogin, Debra Bolter, Juliet Brophy, Zachary D Cofran, Kimberly A Congdon, Andrew S Deane, Mana Dembo, Michelle Drapeau, Marina C Elliott, Elen M Feuerriegel, Daniel Garcia-Martinez, David J Green, Alia Gurtov, Joel D Irish, Ashley Kruger, Myra F Laird, Damiano Marchi, Marc R Meyer, Shahed Nalla, Enquye W Negash, Caley M Orr, Davorka Radovcic, Lauren Schroeder, Jill E Scott, Zachary Throckmorton, Matthew W Tocheri, Caroline VanSickle, Christopher S Walker, Pianpian Wei, Bernhard Zipfel

Abstract

Homo naledi is a previously-unknown species of extinct hominin discovered within the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star cave system, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. This species is characterized by body mass and stature similar to small-bodied human populations but a small endocranial volume similar to australopiths. Cranial morphology of H. naledi is unique, but most similar to early Homo species including Homo erectus, Homo habilis or Homo rudolfensis. While primitive, the dentition is generally small and simple in occlusal morphology. H. naledi has humanlike manipulatory adaptations of the hand and wrist. It also exhibits a humanlike foot and lower limb. These humanlike aspects are contrasted in the postcrania with a more primitive or australopith-like trunk, shoulder, pelvis and proximal femur. Representing at least 15 individuals with most skeletal elements repeated multiple times, this is the largest assemblage of a single species of hominins yet discovered in Africa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 1%
United Kingdom 9 1%
Brazil 7 <1%
South Africa 4 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Philippines 2 <1%
Other 16 2%
Unknown 782 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 170 20%
Student > Bachelor 145 17%
Researcher 122 15%
Student > Master 106 13%
Other 52 6%
Other 165 20%
Unknown 81 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 268 32%
Social Sciences 114 14%
Arts and Humanities 81 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 58 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 44 5%
Other 148 18%
Unknown 128 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1294. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 March 2021.
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#4,899
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Outputs from eLife
#14
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Outputs of similar age
#45
of 246,475 outputs
Outputs of similar age from eLife
#1
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