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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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Match each group with its description.

_____ hominins a. first to be found outside Africa
_____ tarsiers b. modem humans
_____ Homo erectus c. defined by bipedalism
_____ Homo sapiens d. primates, but not anthropoids.
_____ Homohabilis e. short-statured “hobbits”
_____ Homo floresiensis f. name means “handy man”

Summary Introduction

To match: The each term with their suitable description.

Explanation

Hominins - c. defined by bipedalism.

Hominins are the group of all extinct human-like species and humans where they showed the unique characteristic of bipedalism. Hominins are anthropoids that come under the lineage of dry-nosed primates.

Tarsiers - d. primates, but not anthropoids.

Tarsiers are the oldest dry-nosed primates that inhabit the South Asian islands. Two lineages diverged from the ancestral dry-nosed primates. One lineage was that of tarsiers and the other was anthropoids that gave rise to hominoids, New World monkeys and Old World monkeys.

Homo erectus - a. first to be found outside Africa.

Homo erectus is the first Homo species that migrated from Africa to other parts of the world. Fossils of Homo erectus were found in Africa, Asia, and Australia and they date back to 2 million years ago.

Homo sapiens - b. modern humans

Homo sapiens is the scientific name of modern humans...

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