Talk:Australopithecine

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Question[edit]

This article is cobbled together from statements in the articles linked. It lacks direct sources. Is it really true that there are suggestions deriving Homo from Paranthropus? This seems improbable. If there aren't, it would seem undisputed that Homo branched off Australopithecus. Is this the case? If so, why doesn't the Australopithecus article state this plainly? dab (𒁳) 12:13, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Kenyanthropus[edit]

Wouldn't Kenyanthropus also be an "australopithecine", and thus there would be three genera? 70.29.208.247 (talk) 07:31, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Kenyanthropus, as it stands, is not an australopithecine. By definition, only Australopithecus and Paranthropus are australopithecines. - UtherSRG (talk) 15:21, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

What?[edit]

This article is unreadable to me as a layman. What is this? --Lajm (talk) 19:39, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

I've had a go at cleaning up the article and making it a bit more accessible. Cheers Jack (talk) 12:18, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Date range[edit]

Shouldn't we mention the temporal range for autralopthecine in the text near the top part of the lede since the "when" for A. helps people with understanding the setting for the rest of the article? It is shown in the info-box, but it is rather unobvious there (rather small print), and new readers may be tuning the box out of their vision (due to ad fatigue). Even if they do notice the text in the info-box, the words "temporal range" may be a bit over-the-heads of the latest generation of readers (no offense to them, but there are a lot of US new gens who seem a bit uneducated) and they may not realize it refers to a time range. — al-Shimoni (talk) 04:10, 4 December 2014 (UTC)