Table 2 Results of the Mann-Whitney U test for the anatomical variables.

Values in bold indicate a significant difference (P < 0.05). Comparisons are limited to those variables with n > 3 for both taxa compared.

ChimpanzeesAustralopithecusChimpanzeesChimpanzeesModern humansModern humans
versusversusversusversusversusversus
Variablemodern humansParanthropusAustralopithecusParanthropusAustralopithecusParanthropus
VMA0.016
VMEC0.4260.1260.014
LAD0.010
RAD10.003
RAD20.0430.4560.287
ATM<0.0010.032<0.001<0.0010.0750.679
LEAC<0.0010.5560.001<0.0010.0020.001
AEAC<0.0010.648<0.001<0.0010.0540.014
LM/LI<0.001
AFP0.3180.0290.0060.3150.0060.012
MM + MI0.038
MS0.059