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Paranthropus robustus

species of mammal

Paranthropus robustus was originally discovered in Southern Africa in 1938. The development of P. robustus, namely in cranial features, seemed to be aimed in the direction of a "heavy-chewing complex". Because of the definitive traits that are associated with this robust line of australopithecine, anthropologist Robert Broom erected the genus Paranthropus and placed this species into it.

Paranthropus robustus
Temporal range: Pliocene-Pleistocene
Original of Paranthropus robustus Face.jpg
Original Skull of Paranthropus robustus at the Transvaal Museum
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P. robustus
Binomial name
†Paranthropus robustus
Broom, 1938