variants: or Swartkrans man \ ˈsfärtˌkränz , ˈsvä- \
Definition of Swartkranz ape-man
: a large extinct southern African australopithecine (Homo erectus capensis) known from skulls, teeth, and other fossil skeletal remains and having a flat face and brow with weak supraorbital crest, a well-developed sagittal crest, a distinctly manlike jaw and teeth, and a brain capacity surpassing that of any recent ape and possibly that of Java man — compare kromdraai ape-man
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