Africanthropus

Africanthropus

[af-ri-kan-thruh-puhs, -kan-throh-puhs]
noun
a genus of hominids of eastern Africa, assumed from a number of now lost skull fragments to have been a form of archaic Homo : no longer in technical use.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1939), equivalent to Afric(a) Africa + Greek ánthrōpos man, human being

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