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Homo naledi Berger et al., 2015
The specific epithet is from the Sotho word naledi ("star"), in reference to the Dinaledi Chamber in the Rising Star Cave in the Republic of South Africa, where the fossils were found.
- Berger et al. 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4.