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Miocene. Eocene. Sahelanthropus tschadensis Chad ca. 6-7 Ma. Ardipithecus ramidus Aramis, Ethiopia 4.4 Ma. Australopithecus anamensis Kanapoi, Turkana Basin, Kenya ca. 4.1 Ma. Australopithecus afarensis (“Lucy”) Hadar, Ethiopia ca. 3.2 Ma. Australopithecus africanus South Africa

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Miocene

Eocene


Sahelanthropus tschadensis

Chad

ca. 6-7 Ma


Ardipithecus ramidus

Aramis, Ethiopia

4.4 Ma


Australopithecus anamensis

Kanapoi, Turkana Basin, Kenya

ca. 4.1 Ma


Australopithecus afarensis

(“Lucy”)

Hadar, Ethiopia

ca. 3.2 Ma


Australopithecus

africanus

South Africa

2-3 Ma


Australopithecus boisei

Olduvai, Tanzania

ca. 1.8 Ma


Australopithecus robustus (SK48), South Africa

ca. 1.5 Ma


Australopitheucs africanus (left) and robustus (right)


Homo habilis (OH 24)Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

ca. 1.85 Ma


KN-MER 1470: originally Homo habilis,

now Homo rudolfensis, maybe Kenyanthropus ?

Koobi Fora, Kenya, ca. 1.9 Ma


Kenyanthropus platyops

Lomekwi, Kenya

ca. 3.5 Ma


Newly discovered skull of Kenyanthropus platyops (left)

flanks a skull of Homo rudolfensis, which may be

reassigned to the genus Kenyanthropus.


Australopithecus garhi

Bouri, Ethiopia

ca. 2.5 Ma


Paranthropus/Australopithcus aethiopicus

West Turkana, Kenya

ca. 2.5 Ma


Homo ergaster

KNM ER 3733 Koobi Fora, Kenya

ca. 1.7 Ma


KNM-WT 15000, "Turkana Boy",

Homo erectus (or Homo ergaster)


Hominid footprints, Laetoli, Tanzania

ca. 3.59-3.75 Ma


Homo erectus, ca. 500,000 ybp


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