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Pierolapithecus catalaunicus Cranium
BH-059 $245.00

12.5-13MYA. Pierolapithecus catalaunicus was found in Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain and is estimated to be 12.5-13 million years old. The holotype specimen is a partial skeleton of an adult male with 83 identifiable bones. The skull and post-cranial skeleton are a mosaic of derived and shared morphological features, making this Middle Miocene ape a good candidate to be the last common ancestor of great apes and humans. The facial features of P. catalaunicus would have resembled a gorilla today; a relatively flat face, high zygomatic roots, a wide nasal aperture (opening), flat nose and the relative proportions of the upper molars. When compared to other Miocene specimens, the relative size of the upper molars of P. catalaunicus puts it into a different branch of the hominoid tree. While the specimen was found in Spain, scientists suggest that it probably originated in Africa. However, since this specimen is the first of its kind, they cannot say for sure. Analyses of the rates at which differences began to arise in our DNA and other apes suggest that our family probably began to diverge about 13 million years ago, when P. catalaunicus was alive.

The Bone Clones® Hominid line is composed of discoveries from anatomically modern humans, archaic humans, early Homo, early hominins, and other hominids. The majority of the casts in this line have been recreated by our team of anatomical sculptors. Some are reconstructions made by anthropology professionals using fragmentary elements from original discoveries and extrapolating the missing parts from those (i.e. Neanderthal skeleton). A small portion of the hominin line has been cast from original material.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Pierolapithecus catalaunicus BH-059  3 ½" L x 4 ¾" W x 5" H  9.1L x 12.1W x 12.8H (cm) $245.00
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Shown here is a typical stand having a metal base and rod with a resin cradle, coated with thin rubber to prevent scratching and damage to paint on skull. Please note that the cradle is custom-made for each different specimen. Color and shape may vary from the sample shown.

Scientific Name Catalogue # Size Price
Display Stand S-BH-059 3" W x 4" L $42.00

Bone Clones® bag for skulls and skeletal parts, useful for carrying and storing any number of Bone Clones® products. Its roomy 12" x 18" size makes it suitable for most human, hominid, and primate skulls, as well as many other medium-sized Bone Clones®. You can even use it for transporting your natural bone skulls. The soft grey flannel offers gentle protection and the sturdy braided cord provides a secure closure. If you're unsure whether a certain product will fit, feel free to contact us to check.

Catalogue # Size Price
BA-100 12" W x 18" L $12.50
TOTAL 245.00
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