Sahelanthropus tchadensis Brunet et al., 2002
Year: 2002
Taxonomic Rank: Species
Holotype: TM 266-01-060-1
Status: Potentially valid

Brunet et al. (2002) established a new species and genus, Sahelanthropus tchadensis, for the Tumai fossil TM 266-01-060-1. Debate has focused on whether this taxon denotes and early member of the hominin lineage or a member of a different, great ape lineage (Wolpoff et al. 2002).