• Kenyanthropus platyops

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Kenyanthropus platyops


Kenyanthropus platyops
Skull KNM-WT-40000,
Kenyanthropus platyops.
Photo: National Museum of Kenya.
Discovered by MeaveLeakey and her team in 1998 west of Lake Turkana, Kenya, K. platyops was described in  2001 in Natureas a new genus dating back to the middle Pliocene, 3.5 MYA., positioning itself  as a possible direct ancestor of modern humans.

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