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Sahelanthropus tchadensis Brunet et al. 2002 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 77368

Full reference: M. Brunet, F. Guy, D. Pilbeam, H. T. Mackaye, A. Likius, D. Ahounta, A. Beauvilain, C. Blondel, H. Bocherens, J.-R. Boisserie, L. De Bonis, Y. Coppens, J. Dejax, C. Denys, P. Duringer, V. Eisenmann, G. Fanone, P. Fronty, D. Geraads, T. Lehmann, F. Lihoreau, A. Louchart, and A. 2002. A new hominid from the Upper Miocene of Chad, Central Africa. Nature 418:145-151

Belongs to Sahelanthropus according to M. Brunet et al. 2002

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: TM 266-01-060-1, a skull (nearly complete cranium). Its type locality is Toros-Menalla (TM 266), which is in a Messinian lacustrine sandstone in Chad.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore