The Missing Links
|The Missing Links|
|Common name:||The Missing Links|
|Time frame:||10 - 9.1 million years ago|
|Next leap:||Sahelanthropus Tchadensis|
The Missing Links are hominini.
Evolution Details[edit | edit source]
There are no evolution leaps before The Missing Links in the game. This species is the starting place for the game. The Missing Links are played in the beginning stages of the game from 10,000,000 years ago and will change to the next species after you reach approximately 9,100,000 years ago.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
The Missing Links represent a "missing link" (hence the title) in the fossil record, as Sahelanthropus Tchadensis is the earliest named human ancestor to date.
Missing Links possibly are hominids from the species Nakalipithecus nakayamai. According to Kyoto University researchers, the Nakalipithecus species is very close to the last common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans. It can therefore be considered a basal member of the Homininae, before they split up into the Gorilla lineage and later the Chimpanzee and Human lineages alive today. Nakalipithecus' lived in modern-day Kenya early in the Late Miocene, from 9.9 to 9.8 million years ago.