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~2,7 million years

Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine, who lived between 2-3 million years ago in the Pliocene. In common with the older Australopithecus afarensis, A. africanus was slenderly built, or gracile, and was thought to have been a direct ancestor of modern humans . Fossil remains indicate that A. africanus was significantly more like modern humans than A. afarensis, with a more human-like cranium permitting a larger brain and more humanoid facial features. A. africanus has been found at only four sites in southern Africa. (click to see all the article on Wikipedia)

Australopithecus garhi is a gracile australopithecine species which lived approximately 2.6 million years ago. The hominin remains are believed to be a human ancestor species and the final missing link between the Australopithecus genus and the human genus, Homo. (click to see all the article on Wikipedia)

Paranthropus aethiopicus is an extinct species of hominid. The finding discovered in 1985, is one of the earliest examples of robust pliocene hominids. The skull is dated to 2.5 million years ago, older than the later forms of robust australopithecines. Anthropologists suggest that P. aethiopicus lived between 2.7 and 2.5 million years ago. The features are quite primitive and share many traits with Australopithecus afarensis; thus P. aethiopicus is likely to be a direct descendant. (click to see all the article on Wikipedia)

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~2,7 Ma
SELECT pid_opus1_case, int_statut, int_image_en AS als_flag_image FROM tb_opus1_case ORDER BY pid_opus1_case ASC