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Australopithecus africanus

[af-ri-kah-nuh s, -kan-uh s]
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  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.
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Origin of Australopithecus africanus

From New Latin, dating back to 1925; see origin at African
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