Australopithecus is a genus of extinct hominids, made up of the gracile australopiths, and formerly also included their larger relatives, the robust australopiths (which are now given their own genus). The genus Australopithecus is closely related to the human genus Homo, and may be ancestral to it (ref).
Glossary a to e ...AL 200-1: Australopithecus species jaw and tooth placement differ to apes and humans. [3: Palate Shapes: gorilla, human and A. afarensis]; [3: AL 200-1... ...a single individual was found at Hadar, which showed that the species Australopithecus afarensis walked upright. [3: detail] Albedo : is the... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/glosae.htm
Homo habilis & Homo erectus, first stone tool users ...Australopithecus afarensis A. africanus Homo habilis (Source: Larry Williams sculptures, http://www.landofskulls.com/) A. africanus... .... Another species recently identified, the 2.5 million year old Australopithecus garhi , has been found in the vicinity of carefully manufactured stone... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/hu_habilis.htm
Introduction To Human Evolution ...to Australopithecus sp. has been found at dates ranging from 4.4 to 5.8 million years old and called Ardipithecus ramidus (Australopithecus ramidus... ...(5.2â€“5.8Myr). Another candidate is the 4.2 million year old, bipedal , Australopithecus anamensis (3.9â€“4.1Myr) found near Lake Turkana in Kenya (Lemonick... http://www.ecotao.com/holism/huevo.htm