Paranthropus(redirected from Robust australopithecine)
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A genus of extinct hominins known from fossil remains found in eastern and southern Africa dating from 2.8 to 1.4 million years ago, characterized by very large molars and a large sagittal crest in the male. Several species in this genus were first classified in the genus Australopithecus.
[New Latin Paranthrōpus, genus name : Greek para-, para- + Greek anthrōpos, human being.]
(Palaeontology) palaeontol any of a genus of extinct bipedal hominins, thought to have descended from Australopithecus