gracile vs. robust

gracile vs. robust - than robust) Slightly built Possibly...

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TUTORIAL 4-2: Australopithecus robust vs. gracile Australopithecus robustus Australopithecus gracile How old? 2.0-1.5 mya 4-2.3 mya Key features: Skull and teeth found Small brain (530 cc) Massive posterior teeth Robust skull with sagittal crest Lived in open grasslands Stout mandibles Chewing adaptions *also known as separate genus: Paranthropus Includes: A. aethiopicus, A. robustus, A. boiseii Large teeth (but smaller
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Unformatted text preview: than robust) Slightly built Possibly ancestral to the genus Homo Includes: A. africanus & A. afarensis (Neill 2011) (Larsen, 299) Australopithecus aethiopicus: ROBUSTUS (Virtual Lab) Australopithecus robustus: ROBUSTUS (Virtual Lab) Australopithecus boisei: ROBUSTUS (Virtual Lab) Australopithecus afarensis: GRACILE (Virtual Lab) Australopithecus africanus: GRACILE (Virtual Lab)...
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