Reconstruction of Kenyanthropus based on skull data.
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Kenyanthropus platyops was discovered on the western shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya.
Kenyanthropus platyops

Information on the hominid Kenyanthropus platyops

Kenyanthropus platyops Skull KNM-WT-40000
Skull KNM-WT-40000, Kenyanthropus platyops. Photo credit: National Museum of Kenya.

Discovered by Meave Leakey and her team in 1998 west of Lake Turkana, Kenya, K. platyops was described in  2001 in Nature as a new genus dating back to the middle Pliocene, 3.5 MYA., positioning itself  as a possible direct ancestor of modern humans.


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