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Homo hab·i·lis

 (hăb′ə-ləs)
n.
A species of extinct humans known from fossil remains found in eastern and perhaps southern Africa and dating from about 2 to 1.6 million years ago.

[New Latin Homō habilis, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin habilis, skillful.]

Homo habilis

(ˈhæbɪlɪs)
n
an extinct species of primitive man, the first to use stone tools
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + habilis able to handle, skilled]

Homo hab·i·lis

(hăb′ə-ləs)
An extinct species of humans considered to be an ancestor of modern humans and the earliest hominid to make tools. This species existed between about 2.0 and 1.5 million years ago.
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Noun1.Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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Many researchers now divide the Olduvai bones into two species, H.
In particular, they argue, the Longgupo finds resemble two East African hominids, H.
21 Science, their analysis also challenges the widespread view that another species, Homo rudolfensis, lived in eastern Africa at the same time as H.
They suspect, for instance, that at least three biologically distinct versions of the genus Homo lived in Africa around 2 million years ago, not just H.
White, an anthropologist at the University of California, Berkeley, says the jaw may represent either a large male H.