Paranthropus boisei skull replica

3D printed replica of a Paranthropus boisei in full real size. Without jaw

Painting to the color of a real find skull.
Size: 181/150/185

About this hominid:

Paranthropus boisei is a species of australopithecine from the Early Pleistocene of East Africa about 2.5 to 1.15 million years ago. The holotype specimen, OH 5, was discovered by palaeoanthropologist Mary Leakey in 1959, and described by her husband Louis a month later. It was originally placed into its own genus as "Zinjanthropus boisei", but is now relegated to Paranthropus along with other robust australopithecines. However, it is argued that Paranthropus is an invalid grouping and synonymous with Australopithecus, so the species is also often classified as Australopithecus boisei.

Robust australopithecines are characterised by heavily built skulls capable of producing high stresses and bite forces, and some of the largest molars with the thickest enamel of any known ape. P. boisei is the most robust of this group. Brain size was about 450–550 cc (27–34 cu in), similar to other australopithecines.

The anthropology fossil skull replica of Paranthropus boisei is perfect for a hominid skull collection, as an anatomical home decor, as a historical gift, as a museum exhibit or for teaching aids to university or school.

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