‘Dragon man’ fossil may replace Neanderthals as our closest relative

A near-perfectly preserved ancient human fossil known as the Harbin cranium sits in the Geoscience Museum in Hebei GEO University. The largest of Homo skulls, scientists now say this skull represents a newly discovered human species named Homo longi or ‘Dragon Man.' Their findings suggest that the Homo longi lineage may be our closest relatives — and may reshape our understanding of human evolution.