Australopithecus deyiremeda Haile-Selassie et al., 2015
Year: 2015
Taxonomic Rank: Species
Holotype: BRT-VP-3/1
Status: Potentially valid

Haile-Selassie et al.(2015) established Australopithecus deyiremeda, with the left maxiallary fragment BRT-VP-3/1 as the holotype, to accommodate Pliocene age (3.3 - 3.5 Ma) fossils discovered at Woranso-Mille in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

Haile-Selassie et al., 2015 concluded that  Au. deyiremeda shared features with Au. afarensis, Ar. ramidus, and K. platyops. Au. diyiremeda differs in having a zygomatic processes more anteriorly positioned (relative to that of Au. afarensis) and has thicker third molar enamel relative to Ar. ramidus. Haile-Selassie et al., 2015 noted that Au. deyiremeda possessed morphological similarities with P. robustus. The discovery of Au. deyiremeda strengthen the view of possible homoplasy among late Pleiocene and early Pleistocene hominins (Haile-Selassie et al., 2015).