Found in a limestone quarry in 1924 by M. De Bruyn, the Taung Child skull was that of a three year old bipedial ape from South Africa. Described by Raymond Dart in the Journal of Nature in 1925, it was the first member of the genus Australopithecus. The skull dates back to 2.3 MYA.
- Skull Length: 8cm (3.1in)
Origin: South Africa 3 - 2.5 mya
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|scientific class||Fossil Hominids|