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paranthropus aethiopicus: Omo 18-1967-18

  • Geologic Age:

    2.5 Ma

  • Discovery Date:


  • Discovered By:

    Camille Arambourg and Yves Coppens

  • Discovery Location:

    Omo River, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

    OMO 18-1967-18 is a partial mandible, and was attributed to a separate species from other robust australopiths at the time of its discovery because of it's unusual V-shaped mandible. The mandible is missing the rami, and does not include any well-preserved teeth1.

    1. Johanson D and Edgar B. 2006. From Lucy to Language: Revised, Updated, and Expanded. New York: Simon and Schuster.

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