Hominid Species TIMELINE



The chronological chart below shows the main Hominid species (apes in blue, human species in red) and their approximate relationships in time, based on currently available evidence. Below the chart are the species names in a list. Click on a species to find more information about each one.


Australopithecus ramidus -5 to 4 million years BCE
Australopithecus afarensis -4 to 2.7 million years BCE
Australopithecus africanus -3.0 to 2.0 million years BCE
Australopithecus robustus -2.2 to 1.0 million years BCE
Homo habilis -2.2 to 1.6 million years BCE
Homo erectus -2 to 0.4 million years BCE
Homo sapiens -400,000 to 200,000 years BCE
Homo sapiens neandertalensis -200,000 to 30,000 years BCE
Homo sapiens sapiens -130,000 years BCE to present



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