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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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.