[ aw-strey-loh-pith-i-kuhs suh-dee-buh, -puh-thee-kuhs, aw-struh-loh- ]
/ ɔˌstreɪ loʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs səˈdi bə, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌɔ strə loʊ- /
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an extinct species of early hominin whose fossil remains were discovered in South Africa in 2008, dated at about 1.98 million years of age: remarkably complete skeletons reveal evidence suggesting a possible close ancestral link to the genus Homo.
a fossil belonging to this species.
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Origin of Australopithecus sediba
Australopithecus + Sotho sediba “natural well, spring”; coined by American-born South African paleoanthropologist Lee Berger (born 1965)
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