Australopithecus boisei


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Noun1.Australopithecus boisei - large-toothed hominid of eastern Africa; from 1 to 2 million years ago
Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominid
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
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A third generation white Kenyan, Richard Leakey was born in 1944, the son of famous paleontologists Louis Seymour Leakey and Mary Leakey who discovered Australopithecus boisei - a critical link in the evolution of man - in Oldevei Gorge, northern Tanzania.
Fossil discoveries of Australopithecus boisei, a member of the human evolutionary family that lived in Africa from around 2 million to 1 million years ago, show that this creature possessed huge teeth and a nutcrackerlike jaw the likes of which even Jay Leno, or Kirk Douglas would envy.
Separate investigations in Ethiopia last year uncovered the oldest firmly dated hominid stone tools and a largely complete Australopithecus boisei skull.