Australopithecidae

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

Definition of Australopithecidae 

in former classifications

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

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History and Etymology for Australopithecidae

New Latin, from Australopithecus, type genus + -idae

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