AL 200-1

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AL 200-1
AL 200-1 - AL 400-1 -- australopithecus afarensis.jpg
AL 200-1a (top) and AL 400-1a (bottom)
Catalog no. AL 200-1
Species Australopithecus afarensis
Age 3.0-3.2 mya
Place discovered Afar Depression, Ethiopia
Date discovered 7 October 1974
Discovered by Ato Alemayehu Asfaw

AL 200-1 (Afar Locality) is the fossilized upper palate and teeth of the species Australopithecus afarensis, estimated to be 3.0-3.2 million years old.[1] Its characteristics are an ape-like arrangement of teeth including spatulate incisors and a gap between the canines and outside incisors.

It was discovered in the Afar Depression in Ethiopia by Ato Alemayehu Asfaw on 17 October 1974. Donald Johanson and Maurice Taieb announced the discovery and published the initial description of the fossil in 1976 (the first detailed description was published by Johanson and Yves Coppens the same year).[2]

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  1. ^ "Australopithecus afarensis: AL 200-1". eFossils (website). Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Bernard Wood, ed. (31 March 2011). Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set. John Wiley & Sons. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-4443-4247-5.