: a genus of southern African fossil hominids that is based on an incomplete lower jaw and associated teeth and is held to comprise forms intermediate in some respects between the australopithecines and true man

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New Latin, from tel- entry 2 + -anthropus

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“Telanthropus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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