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Where Lived: Eastern Africa (Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia)

When Lived: Between about 5.8 and 5.2 million years ago

Ardipithecus kadabba was bipedal (walked upright), probably similar in body and brain size to a modern chimpanzee, and had canines that resemble those in later hominins but that still project beyond the tooth row. This early human species is only known in the fossil record by a few post-cranial bones and sets of teeth. One bone from the large toe has a broad, robust appearance, suggesting its use in bipedal push-off.

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