Homo habilis

noun Ho·mo ha·bi·lis \¦hō(ˌ)mōˈhabələ̇s\

Definition of Homo habilis

  1. :  an extinct hominid of the genus Homo (H. habilis) that is known from sub-Saharan fossil remains associated with crude stone tools, is estimated to have flourished 1.6 to 2 million years ago, and is believed to be the predecessor of Homo erectus

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Origin and Etymology of homo habilis

New Latin, literally, skillful human


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