How many scientists can say they discovered a new species? Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey was one of those elite few – in fact, she discovered no fewer than fifteen new species over the course of her career!
Mary Leakey IS KNOWN FOR...
- Discovering the first fossilised skull of Proconsul, an extinct ape
- Finding a Zinjanthropus skull in Tanzania
- Discovering 15 new animal species
Mary Leakey died in 1996, but she has since been commemorated on both a Royal Mail postage stamp and a Google ‘doodle’!
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