Orrorin tugenensis

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Title

Orrorin tugenensis

Description

Images of femoral bone (used to establish bipedalism) and type specimen of Orrorin tugenensis.

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Type Specimen

BAR 1000’00

Specimen Name/Nickname

“Millennium Man”

Location (Country)

Kenya

Site (Name)

Tugen Hills

Discovery Date

2001

Specimen/Species Time Range

6.2-5.8 MYA

Dating Method

Polar reversal and biostratigraphy

Specimen Data (Morphology)

Curved phalanx, human-like femur with cortical thickness suggesting bipedalism, human-like back teeth but chimp-like front teeth

Files

Tugenensis BAR 1002'00.jpg
ortugenensismand.jpg
Date Added
April 17, 2017
Item Type
Fossil
Citation
“Orrorin tugenensis,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed May 23, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/69.