Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Australopithecus Dart, 1925

Formal genus nomen of the man-apes including, for example, Australo-pithecus africanus from South Africa and possibly also from East Africa. The genus includes hominids that were capable of a form of bipedal locomotion, had a relatively small brain size, large face, and large but human-like teeth. Literally, Southern ape.

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