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Research Article

First Hominoid from the Late Miocene of the Irrawaddy Formation (Myanmar)

  • Jean-Jacques Jaeger,

    Affiliation: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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  • Aung Naing Soe,

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, Dagon University, Yangon, Myanmar

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  • Olivier Chavasseau mail,

    olivier.chavasseau@univ-poitiers.fr

    Affiliation: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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  • Pauline Coster,

    Affiliation: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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  • Edouard-Georges Emonet,

    Affiliation: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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  • Franck Guy,

    Affiliation: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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  • Renaud Lebrun,

    Affiliation: Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France

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  • Aye Maung,

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, Mandalay, Myanmar

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  • Aung Aung Khyaw,

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, Mandalay, Myanmar

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  • Hla Shwe,

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, Mandalay, Myanmar

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  • Soe Thura Tun,

    Affiliation: Myanmar Geosciences Society, Yangon, Myanmar

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  • Kyaw Linn Oo,

    Affiliation: Department of Geology, University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar

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  • Mana Rugbumrung,

    Affiliation: Paleontology Section, Department of Mineral Resources, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Hervé Bocherens,

    Affiliation: Universität Tübingen, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Biogeologie, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Mouloud Benammi,

    Affiliation: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France

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  • Kamol Chaivanich,

    Affiliation: Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Paul Tafforeau,

    Affiliation: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France

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  • Yaowalak Chaimanee

    Affiliations: Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France, Paleontology Section, Department of Mineral Resources, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Published: April 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017065
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Jean-Jacques Jaeger, Olivier Chavasseau, Pauline Coster, Edouard-Georges Emonet, Franck Guy, Mouloud Benammi, Yaowalak Chaimanee
Institut International de Paléoprimatologie et de Paléontologie Humaine, UMR CNRS 6046, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France
Aung Naing Soe
Department of Geology, Dagon University, Yangon, Myanmar
Renaud Lebrun
Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France
Aye Maung, Aung Aung Khyaw, Hla Shwe
Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library, Mandalay, Myanmar
Soe Thura Tun
Myanmar Geosciences Society, Yangon, Myanmar
Kyaw Linn Oo
Department of Geology, University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
Mana Rugbumrung, Yaowalak Chaimanee
Paleontology Section, Department of Mineral Resources, Bangkok, Thailand
Hervé Bocherens
Universität Tübingen, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Biogeologie, Tübingen, Germany
Kamol Chaivanich
Bangkok, Thailand
Paul Tafforeau
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France

Corresponding Author

Email: olivier.chavasseau@univ-poitiers.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JJJ ANS OC PC EGE RL AM AAK HS STT KLO YC. Performed the experiments: JJJ ANS OC PC EGE RL AM AAK HS STT KLO MR YC MB. Analyzed the data: JJJ ANS OC PC EGE FG HB YC MB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FG HB KC PT. Wrote the paper: JJJ OC PC EGE FG HB.