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Australopithecus Dart 1925 (australopithecine)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 40900

Synonyms: Paranthropus Broom 1938 (no. 83063), Paraustralopithecus Arambourg and Coppens 1967 (no. 83065), Plesianthropus Broom 1938 (no. 83062), Zinjanthropus Leakey 1959 (no. 83064)

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

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Australopithecus africanus, Australopithecus anamensis, Australopithecus deyiremeda, Australopithecus garhi, Australopithecus sediba, Paranthropus aethiopicus, Paranthropus boisei, Paranthropus robustus

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Type: Australopithecus africanus

Ecology: scansorial insectivore