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Australopithecus Dart 1925 (australopithecine)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

Synonyms: Paranthropus Broom 1938, Paraustralopithecus Arambourg and Coppens 1967, Plesianthropus Broom 1938, Zinjanthropus Leakey 1959

Parent taxon: Australopithecinae according to C. J. Cela-Conde and F. J. Ayala 2003

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Australopithecus aethiopicus, Australopithecus africanus, Australopithecus boisei, Australopithecus robustus, Australopithecus sediba

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Type: Australopithecus africanus

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore