Hominid Specie4 - Hominid Species Hominid Species The...

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Hominid Species Hominid Species The species here are listed roughly in order of appearance in the fossil record (note that this ordering is not meant to represent an evolutionary sequence), except that the robust australopithecines are kept together. Each name consists of a genus name (e.g. Australopithecus , Homo ) which is always capitalized, and a specific name (e.g. africanus , erectus ) which is always in lower case. Within the text, genus names are often omitted for brevity. Each species has a type specimen which was used to define it. Sahelanthropus tchadensis This species was named in July 2002 from fossils discovered in Chad in Central Africa (Brunet et al. 2002, Wood 2002). It is the oldest known hominid or near-hominid species , dated at between 6 and 7 million years old. This species is known from a nearly complete cranium nicknamed Toumai , and a number of fragmentary lower jaws and teeth. The skull has a very small brain size of approximately 350 cc. It is not known whether it was bipedal.
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