Australopithecus bahrelghazali

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Australopithecus bahrelghazali
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Genus: Australopithecus
Binomial name
Australopithecus bahrelghazali
Brunet et al., 1995

Australopithecus bahrelghazali is a fossil australopithecine which was discovered in 1993 by the paleontologist Michel Brunet. Brunet found the fossil in the Bahr el Ghazal valley near Koro Toro, in Chad, in Africa and named it Abel. Abel was dated using beryllium-based radiometric dating as living about 3.6 million years ago.