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Australopithecus Dart 1925 (australopithecine)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40900

Synonyms: Paraustralopithecus Arambourg and Coppens 1967 (no. 83065), Plesianthropus Broom 1938 (no. 83062), Zinjanthropus Leakey 1959 (no. 83064)

Parent taxon: Hominini according to D. Strait et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Ardipithecus, Homo, Panina, Sahelanthropus

Subtaxa: Australopithecus africanus, Australopithecus anamensis, Australopithecus deyiremeda, Australopithecus garhi, Australopithecus sediba

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Type: Australopithecus africanus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore