Australopithecus

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Australopithecus

a genus of early Pleistocene primate that was hominid in some features but ape-like in others, such as the skull. Southern African in origin, Australopithecus was upright in posture.
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africanus specimens, which Falk considers gracile australopithecines.
Moreover, Zihlman says, the diets of modern gorillas, chimpanzees and other nonhuman primates often overlap, hinting that robust and gracile australopithecines did not always select their meals from different menus.