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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.]
an extinct species of primitive man, the first to use stone tools
[New Latin, from Latin homo man + habilis able to handle, skilled]
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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|Noun||1.||Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics|
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae