Kromdraai ape-man

Krom·​draai ape-man | \ ˈkrämˌdrī- \
variants: or less commonly Kromdraai man

Definition of Kromdraai ape-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

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History and Etymology for Kromdraai ape-man

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

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“Kromdraai ape-man.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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