Plesianthropus


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Plesianthropus

(plē'sēăn`thrəpəs): see AustralopithecusAustralopithecus
, an extinct hominin genus found in Africa between about 4 and 1 million years ago. At least seven species of australopithecines are now generally recognized, including Australopithecus afarensis, A. africanus, A. bahrelghazali, A.
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Plesianthropus

 

a genus of fossil bipedal manlike primates of the family Australopithecidae; identified by anthropologists in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Plesianthropus is known from numerous bony remains discovered in a limestone cave near Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.

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