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Australopithecus is a kind of extinct apes which evolutionists believe to be the ancestors of present-day human beings. Anthropologists believe that they walked upright and used tools- yet this is widely viewed as an incorrect assumption among creationists and the intelligent design advocates.

It's clearly obvious that even chimpanzees and gorillas use tools, so the proof is lacking for evolutionary change.[1] The bipedal walking is ambiguously theorized by evolutionists to prove that this creature evolved into humans, yet many gorillas and other primates occasionally walk upright. The knuckle bones for the species is curved, thus denoting a case of knuckle walking, which is common among other primates.[2] If Australopithecus was an obligate biped, however, it is likely that it and other early hominins would retain features associated with knuckle walking as they made the transition from obligatory knuckle walking to obligatory bipedalism. It is also interesting to note that the skull of the Australopithecus is eerily similar to that of a chimpanzee's skull, possibly demonstrating that the Australopithecus is actually a distinct specimen of a chimpanzee.[3][4][5][6] Therefore, there is a lack of substantial evidence for macroevolutionary change regarding this species.

Two of the Australopithecii would have been taken in Noah's Ark. Australopithecus had five sub-species: A. afarensis, A. africanus, A. anamensis, A. bahrelghazali and A. garhi.