Deyiremeda: What’s Interesting & What’s Questionable

“The middle Pliocene gets crowded.” New fossils have recently been announced that were found in East Africa by a team of scientists led by Yohannes Haile-Selassie of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. According to Haile-Selassie,  these fossil fragments constitute a new species of hominin! The creature has been named Australopithecus deyiremeda, combining the word deyi, meaning close, with remeda, meaning relative in…