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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Summary: Homo erectus was the first member of our genus Homo, and so was the first species of human
Orangutans are ancient creatures, as old as the very first members of our own genus Homo.
boisei is not even from the genus Homo is enough evidence that this proto-human was not directly a part of the lineage that led to our own species.
The earliest members of genus Homo were surely bedeviled by blood-feeding arthropods, some of which doubtless carried zoonotic pathogens.
And yet, Homo sapiens managed to remain the only extant human species on the planet, leaving all other species of the genus Homo behind.
We are animals, it said, of the genus Homo, which split from Pan (chimpanzees) some seven million years ago and wandered through a hominin lineage that walked upright, made use of fire, lost its brow ridge and body hair, and at long last became us: members of the uniquely communicative, collaborative, and inventive species Homo sapiens sapiens--the doubly wise ones.
The new species is part of the genus Homo, to which modern humans - Homo Sapiens - also belong.
Anthropologists long thought that our relatives in the genus Homo -- the line leading directly to Homo sapiens -- were the first to craft such stone tools.
Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.
sediba and revised discussion of the earliest appearance of the genus Homo, revised and updated interpretations of stone tool technologies of the earliest American immigrants, new molecular evidence and new fossil and archaeological discoveries, updated chapters on the human experience from the Ice Age to the earliest civilizations, more on Africa and East Asia in the discussion of the origins of agriculture and more on the recent contributions based on plant microfossil research and DNA analyses, an updated section on why civilizations formed, updated and shortened sections on Mesopotamia and Peru, and more on the earliest Chinese civilizations.
Fossil evidence of increases in cranial capacity and decreases in body size dimorphic indices across hominins suggest that many aspects of cooperation, in general, and paternal care, in particular, may have evolved with the genus Homo.