genus Homo


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Noun1.genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
Homo soloensis - extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus
Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
Homo sapiens - the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
Cro-magnon - extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe
Boskop man - possible early Homo sapiens represented by a cranium found in the Transvaal; formerly considered a separate species
Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man - subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races
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The ape-man had realized a deep affection for Teeka's balu almost from the first, partly because the child belonged to Teeka, his first love, and partly for the little ape's own sake, and Tarzan's human longing for some sentient creature upon which to expend those natural affections of the soul which are inherent to all normal members of the GENUS HOMO.
Cultural inheritance from a single moment of innovation during the evolution of genus Homo, multiple discovery, or even borrowing -- not chromosomes -- probably keeps this particular skill going.
A few years later, the two Leakeys uncovered the fossils of the first known member of the genus Homo habilis, or ``able man,'' in recognition of the many stone tools found among the bones.
He reveals his grand scheme of the universe in such statements as: "All impertinent actions by genus Homo combined have yet to produce anything approaching the environmental damage nature inflicts on itself on a recurrent basis.
But sets of footprints from groups of hominids, probably of the genus Homo, turned up surprisingly frequently, Richmond said March 27.
Washington, Apr 4 ( ANI ): Andalusian researchers led by the University of Granada, have discovered that members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo are the only primates throughout their 2.
Taken as a whole, the finds show that the first representatives of the genus Homo began to expand from Africa through Eurasia as far back as 1.
Chapters 6 and 7 consider, respectively, the genetic and fossil evidence concerning the emergence of the different members of the genus Homo and competing interpretations of these data.
This question takes us back to far longer stretches of time, over 10 times as long for hunters and gatherers of our own species, and 10 times as long along for our close relatives in the genus Homo.
Newsweek reports that although the genus Homo erectus spread across Eurasia between 2 million and 1 million years ago, DNA makes clear that the species was almost certainly a dead end and not our ancestor, as some scientists had argued.
Modern humans don't have a prominent brow ridge, but early members of the genus Homo did.
A jaw bone found in Ethiopia is the oldest positively dated fossil in the immediate human family and suggests that the earliest members of that group, genus Homo, may have been the world's first toolmakers.