ANTA01H3 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Sahelanthropus, Taung Child, Australopithecus

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Department
Course
A. anamensis
NO NICKNAME
5 MYA
East Africa
(Ape-like teeth) -small front teeth
and large back teeth
A. bahrelghazali
NO NICKNAME
West Africa: Chad
We don't know much about it
More humanlike
A. afarensis (famous and
important!)
Nickname: Lucy
Africa: Ethiopia
Features: brain case constricted
behind the eye; large brow
bridges
A. africanus
Nickname: Taung Child
South Africa
First
Australopithecus
discovered
A. africanus
Nickname: Mrs. Ples
2.5-2.1 MYA
South Africa
P. robustus
NO NICKNAME
1.8-1.2 MYA
South Africa
Features: Thick bones, saggital
crest (like evolved from
gorillas/hominins.
P. aethiopicus
NO NICKNAME
East Africa
Features: big teeth, powerful jaw,
well developed saggital crest (big
chewing muscles.
A. garhi
NO NICKNAME
East Africa
Feature: large teeth
'Black Skull'
ANTA01H3 Midterm Fossil Study
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