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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Age: Australopithecus Robustus lived between 2 and 1.
At the Pleistocene site of Swartkrans, South Africa, a number of primate fossils have been found alongside the remains of an early hominid, Australopithecus robustus. Microwear features, including small and large pits, fine and coarse scratches and puncture pits, were counted twice within a 0.4 by 0.4 mm ocular reticle and averaged.
Diet of Australopithecus robustus at Swartkrans from stable carbon isotopic analysis.