genus Australopithecus


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Related to genus Australopithecus: Gracile Australopithecines
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Noun1.genus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominidgenus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominid  
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
australopithecine - any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with relatively small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago
Australopithecus afarensis - fossils found in Ethiopia; from 3.5 to 4 million years ago
Lucy - incomplete skeleton of female found in eastern Ethiopia in 1974
Australopithecus africanus - gracile hominid of southern Africa; from about 3 million years ago
Australopithecus boisei - large-toothed hominid of eastern Africa; from 1 to 2 million years ago
Australopithecus robustus - large-toothed hominid of southern Africa; from 1.5 to 2 million years ago; formerly Paranthropus
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com/remains-homo-naledi-early-human-who-coexisted-homo-sapiens-found-south-african-cave-2535716) early humans like those belonging to the genus Australopithecus.
The skeletal remains display a novel mix of humanlike features and more apelike traits characteristic of 2-million- to 4-million-year-old hominids from the genus Australopithecus, the researchers report September 10 in eLife.
Ardi lived a million years before the famous Lucy, the previous earliest skeleton of a hominid who was also found in Ethiopia's Afar region, and was of the more human-like genus Australopithecus.