fossil notes 12-5

fossil notes 12-5 - o Oldest species with numerous fossils...

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Orrorin tugenensis = original man from Tugen hills (Kenya) 5.7-6 Myr o Environment was forested then o Femurs/femora = thigh bones Ardipithecus ramidus kadabba = ground/floor ape root basal – 5.2 Myr o Bipedal from toe bones Australoptihecus anamensis – southern ape of the lake – 4.2 Myr o Around Lake Turkana o Teeth and tibia – very humanlike Australopithecus afarensis – Lucy- 3.0-3.4 Mya
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Unformatted text preview: o Oldest species with numerous fossils o Found in two places, Hadar region, and Laetoli o First found was knee, which showed clearly that Lucy was bipedal. o But had teeth that were set more like ape teeth, with parallel check teeth vs our parabolic teeth situation o Much more apelike skull...
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