australopithecus-robustus

Australopithecus robustus

[roh-buhs-tuhs]
noun
1.
an extinct species of large-toothed bipedal hominid that lived in southern Africa c1.5–2 million years ago: formerly classified as the genus Paranthropus.
2.
a fossil belonging to this species.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see robust

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australopithecus robustus

noun
large-toothed hominid of southern Africa; from 1.5 to 2 million years ago; formerly Paranthropus 
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