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Australopithecus sediba Berger et al. 2010 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 165364

Full reference: L. R. Berger, D. J. de Ruiter, S. E. Churchill, P. Schmid, K. J. Carlson, P. H. G. M. Dirks, and J. M. Kibii. 2010. Australopithecus sediba: a new species of Homo-like australopith from South Africa. Science 328:195-204

Belongs to Australopithecus according to L. R. Berger et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Australopithecus africanus, Australopithecus anamensis, Australopithecus deyiremeda, Australopithecus garhi

Type specimen: MH1, a partial skeleton (juvenile partial cranium, fragmented mandible, and partial postcranial skeleton). Its type locality is Malapa Cave, which is in a Pliocene cave horizon in South Africa.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore