Swartkranz ape–man

noun Swart·kranz ape–man \ˈsfärtˌkränz, ˈsvä-\
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Swartkrans man

\ˈsfärtˌkränz, ˈsvä-\

Definition of Swartkranz ape–man

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of swartkranz ape–man

from Swartkranz or Swartkrans, region near Johannesburg, South Africa, where the remains were found


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