What is a transitional fossil?

A transitional fossil is a fossil that is supposed to be an intermediate between one species and its alleged evolved descendant.  Some of the popular alleged forms are the Neanderthal man and Australopithecus. These are supposed links between man and the divergence from primates. However these have been shown to not be transitional forms. Although many alleged transitional fossils in other kinds of animals have been found, they have also later been debunked and swept under the rug.  In fact, typing in the name of a supposed transitional fossil in the search box at www.answersingenesis.org will bring up articles refuting each find, like the photo below. To date, no clear and convincing proof of transitional fossils have been found, and this is what we would expect if God created everything as it is recorded in Genesis.