Kromdraai ape-man

noun

Krom·​draai ape-man
ˈkrämˌdrī-
variants or less commonly Kromdraai man
: an Australopithecine (Paranthropus robustus or Australopithecus robustus) known from skull and skeletal fragments from southern Africa and distinguished by an extraordinarily massive jaw compare swartkranz ape-man

Word History

Etymology

Kromdraai, town in Transvaal, South Africa, site of the finds

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“Kromdraai ape-man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kromdraai%20ape-man. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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