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Related to Plesianthropus: Australopithecus robustus
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Noun1.Plesianthropus - former name for the genus Australopithecus
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
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A skull of Australopithecus africanus found in South Africa was used to rebuild a face of an ancestor who lived around two million years ago, known as Plesianthropus transvaalensis.
It is at Sterkfontein (within the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site) that the famous Mrs Pies (Plesianthropus transvaalenis) was discovered--a well-preserved skull of a species of early man who lived there about two million years ago.