genus Pithecanthropus


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Noun1.genus Pithecanthropus - former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectusgenus Pithecanthropus - former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
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Since the 1890s one such potential cradle was the east, and by 1945 the remains of at least 17 individuals of Pithecanthropus were known from southeast Asia, (6) allowing Le Gros Clark to conclude that this phase of human evolution in the far east was `becoming rapidly removed from the field of speculation' and forward a `lumping' perspective that Davidson-Black's Sinanthropus pekinensis should be incorporated within the genus Pithecanthropus (volume 14: 1).