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Homo habilis

Species:H. habilis
Binomial name
†Homo habilis
Leakey et al., 1964
Homo habilis (alsoAustralopithecus habilis) is aspecies of theHominini tribe, which lived from approximately 2.33 to 1.44 million years ago, during theGelasianPleistocene period.[1] While there has been scholarly controversy regarding its placement in the genusHomo rather than the genusAustralopithecus,[2][3] its brain size has been shown to range from 550 cm3 to 687 cm3, rather than from 363 cm3 to 600 cm3 as formerly thought.[3][4] These more recent findings concerning brain size favor its traditional placement in the genusHomo, as does the need for the genus to bemonophyletic ifH. habilis is indeed thecommon ancestor.[citation needed]
In its appearance andmorphology,H. habilis is the least similar to modern humans of all species in the genusHomo (except the equally controversialH. rudolfensis), and its classification asHomo has been the subject

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