Africanthropus

noun Af·ri·can·thro·pus \ˌa-frə-ˈkan(t)-thrə-pəs, -ˌkan-ˈthrō-pəs\

Definition of Africanthropus

in former classifications

  1. :  a genus of extinct Pleistocene hominids known from several skull fragments found near Lake Eyasi in Tanzania and now typically regarded as an early type of Homo sapiens

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Origin and Etymology of africanthropus

New Latin, from Africa + -anthropus (as in Pithecanthropus)


First Known Use: 1938


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