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Kenyanthropus platyops

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Flat-Faced Man of Kenya
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Kenyanthropus
Kenyanthropus platyops

Kenyanthropus is a 3.5 - 3.2 million year old extinct Hominid genus that was discovered in Kenya in 1999. The fossil found features of a broad flat face with a toe bone that suggests it probably walked upright. Teeth are intermediate between typical human and typical ape forms. There is only one described species; Kenyanthropus platyops which means "Flat faced man of Kenya".

http://www.nature.com/nature/fow/010322 - The flat faced man of Kenya (Nature)

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