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Australopithecus africanus

[af-ri-kah-nuh s, -kan-uh s] /ˌæf rɪˈkɑ nəs, -ˈkæn əs/
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
1925; < New Latin; see African
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