According to research, one main reason for the extinction of the genus Paranthropus was quantity and lack of space. More Australopithecus took up the survivable habitats of Africa. However, if there was more area and food for them to have lived, Anthropologist said that Paranthropus would have developed into the species as smart as humans, for they had the largest brain capacity for their time. Theoretically, there would have been highly intellectual gorilla like species.

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  1. It could be an interesting movie theme I thought, if Paranthropus somehow survived and form rivaling communities against Homo sapiens. Fortunately and unfortunately, we are on our own on the top of the food chain, with the biggest brain capacity, we’ll just have to be ever more responsible for our environment as dominating species. Thank you for the article!

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