Our hominin ancestors worn out many land-living turtle and tortoise species beginning round 5 million years in the past, an evaluation of the fossil report suggests



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5 August 2022

A tortoise walking

Tortoises would have been simple prey for early people

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Early hominins might have been wiping out different species lengthy earlier than destruction-causing trendy people developed, in line with modifications within the fossil report. About 5 million years in the past, land-living turtle species, together with tortoises, began going extinct at a a lot greater price than they’d been, suggests a brand new evaluation.

“Our discovering… highlights how far again in time a detrimental hominin affect on biodiversity extends,” write Anieli Pereira, previously on the College of Gothenburg in Sweden, and her colleagues.

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