UWinnipeg professor discovers new species: the Homo bodoensis

November 1, 2021
The University of Winnipeg has announced that Professor Mirjana Roksandic has discovered a new species that is believed to be a direct ancestor of humans: the Homo bodoensis. The new classification is anticipated to be used to describe most humans who lived in Africa around half a million years ago, as well as some from southeast Asia. Species who lived in other regions will be reclassified as Neanderthals. Roksandic said that the use of the new terminology will help researchers use more accurate and clear language to define primates and will facilitate consistency in discussions on the topic. Winnipeg Free Press (MB)