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Praeanthropus is a genus used by some researchers[1][2] to include certain hominid species generally included in other genera by most researchers. The type species is Praeanthropus africanus,[3] a defunct synonym of Praeanthropus afarensis (=Australopithecus afarensis). Other species which have been placed in this genus are:


  1. ^ Cela-Conde, C. J.; Ayala, F. J. (2003). "Genera of the human lineage". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100 (13): 7684–7689. doi:10.1073/pnas.0832372100. PMC 164648. PMID 12794185.  edit
  2. ^ Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution
  3. ^ Paleodb