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Australopithecus boisei

[ aw-strey-loh-pith-i-kuhs boi-sey, -puh-thee-kuhs, aw-struh-loh- ]
/ ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs bɔɪˈseɪ, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌɔ strə loʊ- /
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noun

a former classification of Paranthropus boisei.

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Origin of Australopithecus boisei

From New Latin; Australopithecus + boisei after Charles Boise, a benefactor of L.S.B. Leakey, who described and named the original finds in 1959
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