Australopithecus africanus


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gracile hominid of southern Africa

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Shape of the teeth and flatness of the cheek bones are the prominent features Australopithecus Africanus.
El paleoantropologo Matthew Skinner, de la Universidad de Kent, del Reino Unido, junto con otros cientificos autores del estudio, analizo tomografias de la especie Australopithecus africanus, en las que se encontraron modificaciones en los huesos esponjosos de la mano, especificamente en las trabeculas, que son delgadas laminillas oseas, las cuales se modifican dependiendo de las funciones que realicen, como prension de objetos u otras tensiones a las que son sometidos.
The research, titled "Human-like hand use in Australopithecus africanus, shows that Australopithecus africanus," a 3-2 million-year-old species from South Africa traditionally considered not to have engaged in habitual tool manufacture, has a human-like trabecular bone pattern in the bones of the thumb and palm (the metacarpals) consistent with forceful opposition of the thumb and fingers typically adopted during tool use.
At Taung, where Australopithecus africanus was first discovered, a wealth of primate fossils is preserved that bear on the reconstruction of paleoecology at this Plio-Pleistocene sites.
The 'Taung' fossil, found in South Africa, was of Australopithecus africanus, an ancient hominid species not directly related to modern humans.
Dart is perhaps best known for his discovery of Australopithecus africanus in 1924 in South Africa.
Fossil bones found in 1925 recvealed a new species, Australopithecus africanus.
This new book is the first full scale biography of Raymond Dart, the man the world of anthropology knows best for his association with the Taung skull, Australopithecus africanus.
De entre ellos, los ejemplares mas conocidos son los de la especie llamada Australopithecus africanus, esta es la primera que se bautizo, en 1924, a partir del craneo fosil de un infantil procedente de las canteras de Taung, que es el yacimiento mas meridional en el que se haya encontrado algun hominido.
Los eslabones encontrados mas famosos son el Australopithecus africanus, pequeno, flaco y peludo como chango, pero ya erguido; el Australopithecus afarensis, cuyo ejemplar mas famoso es Lucy; luego vienen los que ya reciben el genero Homo, al cual pertenecemos: el Homo erectus, el Homo habilis.
For the purpose of the study, the researchers studied and compared the rates at which teeth and brains evolved in eight different hominin species - Australopithecus africanus  and afarensis, Paranthropus robustus and boisei, and four members of the genus Homo - habilis, erectus, neanderthalensis, and sapiens.
deyiremeda might have been an ancestor of Homo, Paranthropus or Australopithecus africanus, a southern African hominid from roughly 3.
The study, published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, confirms a controversial finding made by anatomist Raymond Dart, who discovered the first known two-legged walking (bipedal) human ancestor, Australopithecus africanus.
A skull of Australopithecus africanus found in South Africa was used to rebuild a face of an ancestor who lived around two million years ago, known as Plesianthropus transvaalensis.