Definition of Homo habilis

1. Noun. Extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics.

Group relationships: Genus Homo
Generic synonyms: Homo, Human, Human Being, Man



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homo Habilis

Homer Thompson
Homer nods
Homerian
Homeric
Homeric laughter
Homerism
Homes
Homiel
Homines neanderthalenses
Homines sapientes
Hominoidea
Homo economicus
Homo erectus
Homo habilis
Homo heidelbergensis
Homo rhodesiensis
Homo sapien
Homo sapiens
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis
Homo sapiens sapiens
Homo soloensis
Homobasidiomycetes
Homoean
Homogyne
Homogyne alpina
Homologoumena
Homona
Homona coffearia

Literary usage of Homo habilis

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1. A New Dimension of Time by Marc van der Erve (2007)
"During this era, the first human species, homo habilis or handy man, ... homo habilis had a 600-gram brain while the brain of Australopithecus robustus ..."

2. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
"He's called it homo habilis." "Yes," he said. ... Jonathan Leakey's father, Louis, and his colleagues have decided to call it Homo. Habilis, I imagine ..."

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