Australopithecus afarensis

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Noun1.Australopithecus afarensis - fossils found in EthiopiaAustralopithecus afarensis - fossils found in Ethiopia; from 3.5 to 4 million years ago
Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominid
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
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anamensis gradually turned into A. afarensis over time.
anamensis gave rise to A. afarensis. Researchers used morphological features of the cranium to identify which species the fossil represents.
This led the group to posit that groups of A. afarensis were able to climb trees, but their children did that more frequently.
bahrelghazali show only minor differences from the skeletal pattern observed in nearly 400 A. afarensis fossils discovered over the last 40 years.
Anthropologists agree that A. afarensis was bipedal, but had Lucy and her legions totally forsaken the trees?
The location and age of the butchered bones from Dikika clearly indicate that a member of the A. afarensis species inflicted the cut marks, since no other human species lived in this part of Africa at this time, scientists said.
The skeleton's features support the theory that A. afarensis walked upright.
The recently excavated, fossilized footprints (the first were discovered around the same area known as site G in 1978) date back 3.66 million years are now thought to belong to two A. Afarensis members.
A. afarensis fossils, unearthed at a nearby Ethiopian site called Hadar, include Lucy's famous partial skeleton.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Australopithecus afarensis (the species of the well-known "Lucy" skeleton) was an upright walking species, but the question of whether it also spent much of its time in trees has been the subject of much debate, partly because a complete set of A. afarensis shoulder blades has never before been available for study.
Green and Alemseged also found that, like living apes, the shoulder anatomy of juvenile and adult representatives of A. afarensis were quite similar.