meaning of australopithecine

australopithecine meaning in General Dictionary

of or pertaining to the genus Australopithecus

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  • any one of a number of extinct humanlike small-brained bipedal primates regarding the genus Australopithecus they existed from 1 to 4 million years ago
  • of or of the hominid genus Australopithecus
  • any of several extinct humanlike bipedal primates with fairly small brains of the genus Australopithecus; from 1 to 4 million years ago