Australopithecidae

plural noun Aus·tra·lo·pith·e·ci·dae \ȯˌstrā(ˌ)lōpə̇ˈthēsəˌdē, äˌ-\

Definition of Australopithecidae

in former classifications

  1. :  the Australopithecinae regarded as a family of Hominoidea distinct from the Pongidae

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Origin and Etymology of australopithecidae

New Latin, from Australopithecus, type genus + -idae


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