plural noun
Aus·​tra·​lo·​pith·​e·​ci·​nae | \ -ˌpithəˈsī(ˌ)nē\

Definition of Australopithecinae

in former classifications
: a subfamily of Pongidae including extinct apes with near-human dentition and constituting Australopithecus and according to some authorities other genera all from southern Africa

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History and Etymology for Australopithecinae

New Latin, from Australopithecus, type genus + -inae

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