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June 22, 2010

Reconstruction of the Australopithecus afarensis Lucy based on its partial skeleton.

The Australopithecus afarensis Lucy, whose partial skeleton is seen here, is thought to be ancestral to the genus Australopithecus and the genus Homo that includes modern humans.

Credit: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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