2.5-Myr Australopithecus boisei from west of Lake Turkana, Kenya

  title={2.5-Myr Australopithecus boisei from west of Lake Turkana, Kenya},
  author={Alan Walker and Richard Erskine Frere Leakey and J. Michael Harris and Francis H. Brown},
Specimens of Australopithecus boisei have been found in 2.5-Myr-old sediments west of Lake Turkana, Kenya. The primitive morphology of these early A. boisei suggests that robust and hyper-robust Australopithecus developed many of their common features in parallel and further that A. africanus is unlikely to have been ancestral to A. boisei. 

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