Asked by: Lindsey Taylor
Where was Australopithecus garhi found?
The Ethiopian Australopithecus garhi was first described in 1999 by palaeoanthropologists Berhane Asfaw, Tim D. White, Owen Lovejoy, Bruce Latimer, Scott Simpson, and Gen Suwa based on fossils discovered in the Hatayae Beds of the Bouri Formation in Middle Awash, Afar Region, Ethiopia.
When did Australopithecus garhi live?
about 2.5 million years ago
A. garhi lived about 2.5 million years ago. Although similar to other australopithecines, it displayed some surprising features. The fossils are significant as they help fill the period between 2 and 3 million years ago; a time with a poor human fossil record.
Where does the Australopithecus live?
Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct species of australopithecine which lived from about 3.9–2.9 million years ago (mya) in the Pliocene of East Africa.
When and where did the Australopithecus live?
Found between 3.85 and 2.95 million years ago in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania), this species survived for more than 900,000 years, which is over four times as long as our own species has been around.
What is the oldest australopithecine?
The earliest member of the genus Australopithecus is Au. anamensis, which was discovered in northern Kenya near Lake Turkana at Kanapoi and Allia Bay. The species was first described in 1995 after an analysis of isolated teeth, upper and lower jaws, fragments of a cranium, and a tibia unearthed at the discovery sites.
How old is Lucy the first human?
about 3.2 million years old
Lucy, about 3.2 million years old, stood only a meter (3.5 feet) tall. She had powerful arms and long, curved toes that paleontologists think allowed her to climb trees as well as walk upright. organism from whom one is descended.
Is there still a missing link?
There is no singular missing link. The scarcity of transitional fossils can be attributed to the incompleteness of the fossil record, or sometimes as an argument for intelligent design.
Was Lucy an ape?
Perhaps the world’s most famous early human ancestor, the 3.2-million-year-old ape “Lucy” was the first Australopithecus afarensis skeleton ever found, though her remains are only about 40 percent complete (photo of Lucy’s bones). Discovered in 1974 by paleontologist Donald C. Johanson in Hadar, Ethiopia, A.