Australopithecus afarensis is normally regarded as an immediate ancestor of humans. It’s also regarded as being an ancestor that is direct of types of Australopithecus and all sorts of types into the Paranthropus genus.
The names Praeanthropus africanus and Praeanthropus afarensis have already been recommended as options by scientists whom think this species does not belong into the genus Australopithecus.
In 2015, a group under Yohannes Haile-Selassie described into the journal Nature a brand new types A. Deyiremeda (through the Afar language, deyi meaning ‘close’ and remeda meaning ‘relative’). The fossils date to 3.5 to 3.3 million years old and had been discovered in Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia, near to sites of the age that is similar produced A.