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Metopic suture

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A new paper by Falk and colleagues takes into consideration the metopic suture in the Taung child. The metopic is often patent in humans and australopiths, but not in apes. The delay or absence of fusion may be associated with obstetric constraints, brain growth patterns, or specific traits of the frontal lobes. Whatever the reason, it seems shared in Homo and Australopithecus.


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