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.
- Australopithecus afarensis
- Koobi Fora
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics