A newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”, may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives. Photo: AFP/EurekAlert!/Chuang Zhao A newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”, may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives. Photo: AFP/EurekAlert!/Chuang Zhao
A newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”, may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives. Photo: AFP/EurekAlert!/Chuang Zhao

‘Dragon Man’: scientists in China say new human species is our closest ancestor

  • A skull discovered in northeast China represents a newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”

Topic |   Archaeology and paleontology
A newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”, may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives. Photo: AFP/EurekAlert!/Chuang Zhao A newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”, may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives. Photo: AFP/EurekAlert!/Chuang Zhao
A newly discovered human species they have named Homo longi, or “Dragon Man”, may replace Neanderthals as our closest relatives. Photo: AFP/EurekAlert!/Chuang Zhao
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