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Australopithecus bahrelghazali

species of human

Australopithecus bahrelghazali is a fossil australopithecine which was discovered in 1993 by the paleontologist Michel Brunet. Brunet found the fossil in the Bahr el Ghazal valley near Koro Toro, in Chad, in Africa and named it Abel. Abel was dated using beryllium-based radiometric dating as living about 3.6 million years ago.

Australopithecus bahrelghazali
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Mandible of A. bahrelghazali (KT12 / H1)
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†Australopithecus bahrelghazali
Brunet et al., 1995