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Australopithecus

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Infraclass:Eutheria
Order:Primates
Family:Hominidae
Subfamily:Homininae
Tribe:Hominini
Subtribe:Australopithecina
Genus:Australopithecus
R.A. Dart, 1925
Species
†A. africanus
†A. garhi
†A. sediba
Also calledParanthropus
†P. aethiopicus
†P. robustus
†P. boisei
Also calledPraeanthropus
†A. afarensis
†A. anamensis
†A. bahrelghazali
Australopithecus (pronouncedAW-struh/strey-loh-PITH-i-kuhs; fromLatinaustralis "southern",Greek πίθηκοςpithekos "ape") is an extinctgenus ofhominids. From the evidence gathered bypalaeontologists andarchaeologists, it appears that theAustralopithecus genus evolved in eastern Africa around 4 million years ago before spreading throughout the continent and eventually becoming extinct 2 million years ago. During this time period a number of australopith species emerged, includingAustralopithecus afarensis,A. africanus,A. anamensis,A. bahrelghazali,A. garhi andA. sediba.
Academics still debate whether certain African hominid species of this t


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