[ aw-strey-loh-pith-i-kuhsuh-fah-ren-sis, -puh-thee-kuhs, aw-struh-loh- ]
/ ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs ə fɑˈrɛn sɪs, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌɔ strə loʊ- /
an extinct species of early hominin whose fossil remains were discovered in Ethiopia and have been dated at about 2.8–4 million years of age.
a fossil belonging to this species.
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