Homo rudolfensis

extinct species of hominins marking the boundary between Australopiths and Homo erectus

Homo rudolfensis is a fossil hominin species discovered by Bernard Ngeneo, a member of a team led by anthropologist Richard Leakey and zoologist Meave Leakey in 1972, at Koobi Fora on the east side of Lake Rudolf (now Lake Turkana) in Kenya. The scientific name Homo rudolfensis was proposed in 1986 by V. P. Alexeev for the specimen Skull 1470 (KNM ER 1470). Skull 1470 has an estimated age of 1.9 million years.[1]

Homo rudolfensis
Temporal range: Pliocene
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H. rudolfensis
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Homo rudolfensis
Alexeev, 1986
UR 501 (original specimen), the eldest fossil of Genus Homo

References change

  1. Strait, D.; Grine, F.; Fleagle, J. G. (2015). "Analyzing Hominin Hominin Phylogeny: Cladistic Approach" (PDF). In Henke, W.; Tattersall, I. (eds.). Handbook of Paleoanthropology (2nd ed.). Springer. p. 2006. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39979-4_58. ISBN 978-3-642-39979-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2020-06-15.