[ aw-strey-loh-pith-i-kuhs gahr-hee, -puh-thee-kuhs, aw-struh-loh- ]
/ ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs ˈgɑr hi, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌɔ strə loʊ- /
an extinct species of early hominin whose fossil remains were discovered in Ethiopia in 1990, along with some of the oldest known stone tools, dated at about 2.5 million years of age: there are few skeletal findings, but a femur longer than that of other Australopithecus specimens suggests a transition to longer bipedal strides.
a fossil belonging to this species.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of Australopithecus garhi
Australopithecus + Afar garhi “surprise”; coined in 1997 by Ethiopian paleoanthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie Ambaye (born 1961)
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