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Australopithecus afarensis isusi


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Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominin that lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago in Africa and possibly Europe. A. afarensis was slenderly built, like the younger Australopithecus africanus. A. afarensis is thought to be more closely related to the genus Homo, whether as a direct ancestor or a close relative of an unknown ancestor, than any other known primate from the same time. Some researchers include A. afarensis in the genus Praeanthropus.
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