Australopithecus africanus

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Noun1.Australopithecus africanus - gracile hominid of southern AfricaAustralopithecus africanus - gracile hominid of southern Africa; from about 3 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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Asimismo, otro estudio publicado en abril de este ano por la revista Nature, informa que la especie Australopithecus prometheus, representada por el esqueleto de Little Foot (pies pequenos, en ingles) vivio hace unos 3.
Professor Clarke has concluded from study of the skull that it belongs to Australopithecus prometheus, a species named by Professor Raymond Dart in 1948 on fragmentary ape-man fossils from Makapansgat in what is now Limpopo Province.
Thus at Sterkfontein, there existed two species of ape-man, Australopithecus africanus (for example, Mrs Ples) and Australopithecus prometheus, many specimens of which have been identified by Clarke from two deposits at Sterkfontein.