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THE FIRST HOMININS Hominins emerged in the animal kingdom around 6–7 Ma BP. The hominin clad includes the humans and all their ancestors back to the human–ape separation. They are identified by two main traits from the great apes: bipedalism (with the associated differences in pelvis, spine, knee, and foot) and skull shape (with the associated change in brain size and shape), both probably induced by evolutionary effects that can be classified as animal–plant interaction. Australopithecins are the hominins preceding the homo species and showing their presence in the fossil record approximately between 4 and 1 Ma BP.
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