Australopithecus robustus

[ roh-buhs-tuh s ]
/ roʊˈbʌs təs /


an extinct species of large-toothed bipedal hominid that lived in southern Africa c1.5–2 million years ago: formerly classified as the genus Paranthropus.
a fossil belonging to this species.

Origin of Australopithecus robustus

From New Latin; see origin at robust Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019