KNM-ER 406

Dublin Core

Title

KNM-ER 406

Description

Nearly complete cranium of P. boisei

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Discoverer(s)

R. Leakey and H. Mutua

Specimen Name/Nickname

KNM-ER 406

Location (Country)

Kenya

Site (Name)

Koobi Fora

Discovery Date

1969

Specimen/Species Time Range

~1.7 million years old

Specimen Data (Morphology)

Hypoplastic midface, large chewing muscle attachments, slight sagittal crest, and very large posterior teeth.

Files

boisei_ KNMER406_skull_CC_rt_3qtr_sq_0.jpg
Date Added
April 25, 2017
Item Type
Fossil
Citation
“KNM-ER 406,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed February 20, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/104.