- Comparative Anatomy
"Flat Face Man"; an extinct African hominin, a possible Pliocene ancestor to humans, that approximately dates from 3.5 to 3.3 million years ago, making it contemporaneous with Australopithecus; fossil remains found at Lomekwi in Kenya include a relatively complete, but crushed, cranium and a few preserved teeth; Kenyanthropus platyops has a relatively small brain, small molars, and a relatively flattened face. The type specimen for K. platyops is KNM-WT-40000 found at Lomekwi.
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