Australopithecus bahrelghazali Brunet et al., 1996
Year: 1996
Taxonomic Rank: Species
Holotype: KT 12/H1
Status: Potentially valid

Brunet et al. (1995) provided the original description of the site and fossils. Brunet et al. (1996) provided illustrations, differential diagnosis, and established the name Australopithecus bahrelghazali with specimen HT 12/H1 as the holotype. Bahr el Ghazal is classical arabic for River of the Gazelles. The holotype specimen is a mandible with R i2-p4 and Lc-p4 (Note origianl anatomical description in 1995 Nature paper Fig 2 is incorrect and ommits left p4). The locality is variably referred to as either KT 12 or KT12 (with and without a space). Paratype KT 12/H2 is an upper right P3.