The partial skeleton StW 431 from Sterkfontein - Is it time to rethink the Plio-Pleistocene hominin diversity in South Africa?

@article{Macho2020ThePS,
  title={The partial skeleton StW 431 from Sterkfontein - Is it time to rethink the Plio-Pleistocene hominin diversity in South Africa?},
  author={G. Macho and Cinzia Fornai and C. Tardieu and P. Hopley and M. Haeusler and M. Toussaint},
  journal={Journal of anthropological sciences = Rivista di antropologia : JASS},
  year={2020},
  volume={98}
}
The discovery of the nearly complete Plio-Pleistocene skeleton StW 573 Australopithecus prometheus from Sterkfontein Member 2, South Africa, has intensified debates as to whether Sterkfontein Member 4 contains a hominin species other than Australopithecus africanus. For example, it has recently been suggested that the partial skeleton StW 431 should be removed from the A. africanus hypodigm and be placed into A. prometheus. Here we re-evaluate this latter proposition, using published… Expand
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