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Nyctereutes lockwoodi

July 21, 2010

Back in December, I noted the announcement of a new species of raccoon dog (Nyctereutes lockwoodi). The paper is now online and, as we suspected, the species is “[n]amed after the late Charles Lockwood, for his contribution to our knowledge of the genus Australopithecus in South and East Africa as well as his role in the exploration of the morphological temporal trends of A. afarensis in the Hadar Formation.” As it happens, Bill Kimbel and I are currently putting the finishing touches to our final manuscript with Charlie. More of that later, no doubt.

Ref: Gerrads et al., (2010) “Nyctereutes lockwoodi, n. sp., a New Canid (Carnivora: Mammalia) from the Middle Pliocene of Dikika, Lower Awash, Ethiopia.” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 30(3):981-987. doi: 10.1080/02724631003758326

  1. afarensis, FCD
    July 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I’m glad that is finally coming out. Could you send me a copy?

  2. DLC
    July 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Nice of them to do that.

  3. July 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    DLC :

    Nice of them to do that.

    Both Charlie and Zeresenay Alemseged (one of the authors) worked on australopiths while here at the Institute of Human Origins. They overlapped for a few years.

  1. July 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm
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