australopithecine meaning

  • The term australopithecines refers not generally to all species in the related genera of Australopithecus and Paranthropus; and it is typically intended to include members of Kenyanthropus, Ardipithecus, and Praeanthropus.
  • The terms australopithecine, et. al., comes from a former classification as members of a distinct subfamily, the Australopithecinae.
  • The australopithecines occurred in the Plio-Pleistocene era and were bipedal; and they were dentally similar to humans, but with a brain size not much larger than that of modern apes, with lesser encephalization than in the genus Homo.
EN Australopithecine
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        Meaning of australopithecine for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "australopithecine" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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