[ puh-ran-thruh-puhs roh-buhs-tuhs, par-uhn-throh-puhs ]
/ pəˈræn θrə pəs roʊˈbʌs təs, ˌpær ənˈθroʊ pəs /
an extinct species of large-toothed bipedal hominin, formerly named Australopithecus robustus, that lived in southern Africa about 1.5–2 million years ago.
a fossil belonging to this species.
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See also Swartkrans ape-man.
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