Early hominid

Early hominid

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Credit: CHRISTIAN JEGOU PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Early hominid. Artwork of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, a Miocene ape. Nicknamed Toumai, fossils of the ape were discovered in Chad between 2001 and 2002 by Michel Brunet. The fossils have been dated to around 7 million years old. The exact relationship of this species to modern human is still debated.

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