Australopithecus africanus

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gracile hominid of southern Africa

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Individuals were found nesting in a similar manner to A. africanus, whereby crevices or holes in rocks above the high tide mark are covered and lined with stiff white silk and there is a single entrance/exit hole.
formidabilis located only along the Cape Peninsula and at Betty's Bay (34[degrees]22'17.1474"S 18[degrees]52'47.1"E) and A. africanus not as prevalent in areas east of the Peninsula (Figs 2 & 3).
Anthropologist Fred Grine of Stony Brook University in New York says that the authors have "not undertaken any competent analysis of variation within A. africanus - something I do not understand in the context that three further skeletons have been found by the same team at Malapa".
The team compared scans of A. africanus with scans of apes and more modern peoples.
sediba's frontal brain was more humanlike than that of A. africanus, says anthropologist Dean Falk of Florida State University in Tallahassee, who was not involved in the research.
A. africanus consumed not only leaves and fruits but also large amounts of foods rich in carbon-13, which include grasses, sedges, and animals that ate those plants, the scientists report.
McHenry bases his argument on analysis and comparison of limb bones and joint sizes in a partial A. africanus skeleton recently found in a South African cave (SN: 4/22/95, p.
They found, for example, that the extent of cranial variation in modern human samples met or exceeded the corresponding variation in 10 Australopithecus africanus skulls, 12 skulls from both A. africanus and A.
The bones most likely belong to a species of Australopithecus, perhaps the earliest known A. africanus, the scientists contend.
The most striking discovery is a partial skeleton of an A. africanus individual whose apelike body was capable of only limited two-legged walking, Berger contends.
Ples." The same method tags another, larger A. africanus skull from Sterkfontein as female, asserts Susan R.
A specimen consisting of an upper jaw and partial face has bony pillars on each side of the nasal opening that resemble those of A. africanus, a South African hominid dating to at least 2.5 million years ago.
afarensis by many other anthropoligists -- and the more than 2-million-year-old South African species A. africanus.
The researchers literally looked right through the rocky filling clogging an A. africanus skull by using computerized tomography (CT) scans whose special computer software produced two- and three-dimensional images (SN: 12/19& 26/87, p.408).
afarensis (the earliest known hominid, at about 3.5 million years old) and the South African A. africanus (dated at between 2.5 million and 3 million years old).