Australopithecus robustus


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Related to Australopithecus robustus: Australopithecus boisei, Australopithecus africanus
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Noun1.Australopithecus robustus - large-toothed hominid of southern Africa; from 1.5 to 2 million years ago; formerly Paranthropus
Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominid
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
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Diet of Australopithecus robustus at Swartkrans from stable carbon isotopic analysis.
afarensis, in a roughly 2-million-year-old robust australopithecine species known as Australopithecus robustus, and in modern gorillas, the researchers report in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
These three primates help to reconstruct what kinds of dietary resources were available during this time interval for Australopithecus robustus to consume.