Australopithecus africanus

Australopithecus africanus

[af-ri-kah-nuhs, -kan-uhs]
noun
1.
an extinct species of gracile hominid, formerly known as Plesianthropus transvaalensis, that lived in southern Africa about three million years ago.
2.
a fossil belonging to this species.

Origin:
1925; < Neo-Latin; see African

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