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homo habilis vs. homo erectus

[ hoh-moh hab-uh-lis ]
/ ˈhoʊ moʊ ˈhæb ə lɪs /

noun
  1. an extinct species of upright East African hominin having some advanced humanlike characteristics, dated as being from about 1.5 million to more than 2 million years old and proposed as an early form of Homo leading to modern humans.
  2. a fossil belonging to this species.
[ hoh-moh i-rek-tuhs ]
/ ˈhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɛk təs /

noun
  1. the proposed extinct species of the human lineage that lived throughout most of the Pleistocene Epoch formerly known as Pithecanthropus erectus, having upright stature and a well-evolved postcranial skeleton, but with a smallish brain, low forehead, and protruding face: the first fossil specimen was discovered in Indonesia in 1891.
  2. a fossil belonging to this species.

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