Sahelanthropus skull



The Sahelanthropus skull (Toumaï), found in Chad's Djurab desert by a French team led by paleoanthropologist Michel Brunet, is shown below from six different directions. A: frontal view, B: posterior view, C: right lateral view, D: left lateral view, E: superior view, F: inferior view. The black and white graduations on the scale bars indicate one centimeter. This skull was once touted as that of a human ancestor, but is now generally considered to be that of a are now deemed to represent the mortal remains of a Miocene ape. Additional, enlarged views of the skull are shown at the bottom of this page.

<< Main page Sahelanthropus skull Above:Six views of the Toumaï skull (Photo: Oryctes)

Below: Enlarged frontal and lateral views of the skull.
Sahelanthropus skull
Sahelanthropus skull

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