Leakey et al. (2001) establish a new genus and species, Kenyanthropus platyops,with KNM-WT 40000 as the holotype. Spoor et al. (2010) includes a quantitative analysis that found that K. platyops to be metrically distinct from contemporaneous Australopithecus and Paranthropus species.
This taxon is not widely utilized. It appears in rougly 10 article in the past 50 years.