Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Telanthropus Capensis Broom And Robinson, 1949

Species proposed from material recovered from Swartkrans, South Africa. This material has also been attributed to Homo erectus as well as to Australopithecus. Best known specimen is a partial skull, SK 847. Dating from index fossil analysis places it in the 1 mya to 700 kya range. Not widely recognized as a separate species. Many authorities place it with Australopithecus africanus. LeGros Clark, F. Clark Howell and C. K. Brain (1970) refer to this material as Homo sp. indet.

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