Identification of a partial cranium of Australopithecus afarensis from the Koobi Fora Formation, Kenya

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Abstract

The parieto-occipital morphology of a partial hominid cranium (KNM-ER 2602) from the Pliocene Tulu Bor Member of the Koobi Fora Formation, Kenya, identifies this specimen as Australopithecus afarensis. At approximately 3·3 Myr (million years) old, this Kenyan hominid is contemporary with Hadar A. afarensis, and fills an important geographic gap between the Ethiopian and Tanzanian distributions of this species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-656
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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Keywords

  • Australopithecus afarensis
  • cranium
  • Hominidae
  • Koobi Fora

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Identification of a partial cranium of Australopithecus afarensis from the Koobi Fora Formation, Kenya. / Kimbel, William.

In: Journal of Human Evolution, Vol. 17, No. 7, 1988, p. 647-656.

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