Australopithecus

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Translingual[edit]

Australopithecus (reconstruction}
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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Latin australis (southern) + Ancient Greek πίθηκος (píthēkos, ape), named by Australian anatomist Raymond Dart in 1925 in reference to the type specimen having been found in South Africa.

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Australopithecus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Hominidae – a group of extinct hominids related to humans, the australopiths.

Usage notes[edit]

Members of the genus Paranthropus are sometimes grouped together with this genus.

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