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australopithecines

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  • noun Plural form of australopithecine.

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  • In it, he explained why he and White thought that all of the hominids from Laetoli and Hadar including Lucy belonged in one genus, and why these specimens should be described as australopithecines rather than early Homo.

    Ancestral Passions

  • At the same time, Mary did not want them classified as australopithecines.

    Ancestral Passions

  • No one gets exactly what he wants, not unless living among Lucy and the australopithecines is your idea of a good time.

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  • Before now, scholars believed that the australopithecines were our earliest-known ancestors, our family lines diverging 3 million years ago.

    Special Report: Ancient Ancestors?

  • Then the scientists noticed the ridge in a pitted, yellowed skull of our 2-million-year-old relative Homo erectus-but not in older hominids known as australopithecines, who walked the earth as far back as 4.4 million years ago.

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  • Speakers will share the insights they have gained through their field work and cover a broad range of topics, from our earliest ape-like ancestors to hominids such as australopithecines, Homo erectus and Neanderthals.

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  • Distant ancestral forms, the australopithecines, had shorter, boxier frames with stubbier legs.

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  • Many features of the hip, knee and ankle bones show it was bipedal, like other australopithecines, but the foot bones are still quite primitive.

    The Panda's Thumb: Transitional Fossils Archives

  • For many years, Discovery Institute spokesperson Casey Luskin has been telling the world that the genus Homo is preceded by no transitional forms, because the species typically thought to be transitional between australopithecines and Homo, Homo habilis, is actually an Australopithechus itself.

    The Panda's Thumb: Transitional Fossils Archives

  • The brain sizes of these skulls straddle the gap that creationists like to claim exists between humans and australopithecines.

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