Sterkfontein ape–man

noun Sterk·fon·tein ape–man \ˈsterkfənˌtān-\

Definition of Sterkfontein ape–man

  1. :  an extinct southern African anthropoid (Australopithecus transvaalensis or Plesianthropus transvaalensis) known from numerous parts of skulls, teeth, and other skeletal fragments recovered from cave bone breccia

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Origin and Etymology of sterkfontein ape–man

from Sterkfontein, farm near Johannesburg, South Africa, where the specimens were found


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