Australopithecus africanus

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Australopithecus africanus


Taxonavigation: Hominoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Cladus: Synapsida
Cladus: Eupelycosauria
Cladus: Sphenacodontia
Cladus: Sphenacodontoidea
Ordo: Therapsida
Cladus: Theriodontia
Subordo: Cynodontia
Infraordo: Eucynodontia
Cladus: Probainognathia
Cladus: Prozostrodontia
Cladus: Mammaliaformes
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Trechnotheria
Infraclassis: Zatheria
Supercohort: Theria
Cohort: Eutheria
Cohort: Placentalia
Superordo: Boreoeutheria
Superordo: Euarchontoglires
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Haplorhini
Infraordo: Simiiformes
Parvordo: Catarrhini
Superfamilia: Hominoidea

Familia: Hominidae
Subfamilia: Homininae
Tribus: Hominini
Subtribus: Hominina
Genus: †Australopithecus
Species: Australopithecus africanus


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Selected references[edit]

  • Berger, L.R., Clarke, R.J. 1995: Eagle involvement of the Taung child fauna. Journal of Human Evolution, 29, 275-299.
  • Clarke, R.J., Tobias, P.V. 1995: Sterkfontein Member 2 foot bones of the oldest South African hominid. Science, 269, 521–524.
  • Lacruz, R.S., Rozzi, F.R, Bromage, T.G. 2005: Dental enamel hypoplasia, age at death, and weaning in the Taung child. South African Journal of Science, 101, 567-569.
  • McHenry, H. 1998: Body proportions in Australopithecus afarensis and A. africanus and the origin of the genus Homo. Journal of Human Evolution, 35, 1-22.
  • Scott, R.S., Ungar, P.S., Bergstrom, T.S., Brown, C.A., Grine, F.E, Teaford, M.F. & Walker, A. 2005: Dental microwear texture analysis shows within-species diet variability in fossil hominins. Nature, 436: 693–695.

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