Australopithecus Afarensis Species and Their Existence
Humans are a species of hominidae. A hominid is any one of a family, hominidae, of mammals that includes humans with their extinct ancestral forms. Hominids evolved from each other. Humans have evolved over the millions of years from the first hominid. One of the hominid species that humans have evolved from is the Australopithecus Afarensis. A classification of an Australopithecus Afarensis is a Southern Ape. This species is a vertebra and a primate. The Australopithecus Afarensis have similar characteristics with humans, homosapeaons, while having their own ape like characteristics and way of life.
This species was discovered in 1974 and was formally named in 1978 after a wave of fossil discoveries were found. These fossils did not match any known fossils or families, so the species was given the name Australopithecus Afarensis from the location they were found. One of the famous fossils found in this wave was named “Lucy”. The average height for males of this…
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My favorite non human primate is the chimpanzee. This is my favorite primate because it is the most similar to human beings, sharing up to ninety-eight point eight percent of our genetic make up. Chimpanzees tend to live in African rain forests, woodlands, and grasslands. Even though they usually walk on all fours, they can stand upright and walk and their two back legs just as human beings do.
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12 November 2015
TA Elias Capello
Named by Donald Johanson & Tim White in 1978
Species: A. afarensis
II. Physical Characteristics
The Australopithecus afarensis without a doubt had both ape and human features. Just looking at the face of this animal you can see a…
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The Pan Troglodytes
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The chimpanzee’s taxonomy, or pan troglodytes (species name for the chimpanzee) hails from the genus: pan, family:…
female attention towards him. Although primates also do the same, but sometimes would fight for dominance to become the alpha male making the other males become subordinate to the alpha male and eventually the alpha male will have several female partners. But in Human society they have adapted a monogamous way so they are limited to having only one partner.
Humans would use their face to express their emotions similarly the same way apes and monkeys would do. An exploration demonstrates a…