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Australopithecus robustus

[ aw-strey-loh-pith-i-kuhs roh-buhs-tuhs, -puh-thee-kuhs, aw-struh-loh‐ ]
/ ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs roʊˈbʌs təs, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌɔ strə loʊ‐ /
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noun
a former classification of Paranthropus robustus.
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Origin of Australopithecus robustus

First recorded in 1935–40; from New Latin: literally “southern ape” + Latin robustus “oaken, hard, firm, strong”; see origin at Australopithecus, robust
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