Image: Underside of skull of Paranthropus boisei

Underside of skull of Paranthropus boisei

Cast of Paranthropus boisei OH 5 Type specimen. Found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania in 1959. The jaw clearly shows that the front teeth (incisors and canines) were very small compared with the extremely large molar teeth. The molar teeth were very effective for crushing and grinding tough plant foods

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