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

@article{Walker198625MyrAB,
  title={2.5-Myr Australopithecus boisei from west of Lake Turkana, Kenya},
  author={A. Walker and R. Leakey and J. Harris and F. Brown},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1986},
  volume={322},
  pages={517-522}
}
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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