It is a genus of early hominids. They are up to 3 million years old. They are the fossils of the first bipedal hominds.
One of the most famous Australopithicus afarensis. Many thought that she could be the missing link to madern man but modern evolutioary studies show that there is probably not one particular "missing link".
Main difference between Homo and Australopthicus generaEdit
The homo genus appear on the geological time scale much later than Australopithicus and had larger brain capacity.