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 (sī-năn′thrə-pəs, sĭ-, sī′năn-thrō′pəs, sĭn′ăn-)
A genus name formerly used for the fossil remains known as Peking man.

[New Latin Sīnanthrōpus, former genus name : Sino- + Greek anthrōpos, human being.]


(Anthropology & Ethnology) a primitive apelike man of the genus Sinanthropus, now considered a subspecies of Homo erectus. See also Java man, Peking man
[C20: from New Latin, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese + -anthropus, from Greek anthrōpos man]
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Noun1.sinanthropus - genus to which Peking man was formerly assignedSinanthropus - genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
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Recibio varias denominaciones: Sinanthropus u hombre de Pekin, en China; Pithecanthropus u hombre de Java, en Indonesia, Atlanthropus en el norte de Africa.
The most famous research result of Teilhard's work in China was his involvement in the discovery of Sinanthropus pekinensis or Peking Man in Choukoutien (Zhoukoudian) near Beijing in 1929.