Australpithecus boisei

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Australopithecus boisei inhabited eastern Africa approximately 2.5 - 1.2 million years ago. The Australopithecus boisei's skull is similar to that of the Australopithecus robustus, in which they both have a distinct ridge on the top of their skulls. Australopithecus boisei has a relatively level face and possesses an extremely large jaw which coincides with their wide teeth. (Wicander and Monroe 1993)

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