C

= H. africanus

Figure 1.7 ► According to the revised Multiregional hypothesis, specimens A and B would belong to "H. africanus" while specimen C would be allocated to H. habilis. Almost all experts, however, consider specimens A and C to be more closely related to each other in phylogenetic terms (indeed some allocate both species to Australopithecus), while specimen B is considered by almost all paleoanthropologists to be very distinctive from all other hominins and as such has been allocated to its own genus Paranthropus.

= H. africanus

Figure 1.7 ► According to the revised Multiregional hypothesis, specimens A and B would belong to "H. africanus" while specimen C would be allocated to H. habilis. Almost all experts, however, consider specimens A and C to be more closely related to each other in phylogenetic terms (indeed some allocate both species to Australopithecus), while specimen B is considered by almost all paleoanthropologists to be very distinctive from all other hominins and as such has been allocated to its own genus Paranthropus.

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