Zinjanthropus[zin jan′t̸hrə pəs]
a type of early hominid (Australopithecus boisei) who lived about 1,500,000 years ago in the Lower Pleistocene
Origin of ZinjanthropusModern Latin ; from Arabic Zinj, people of East Africa + Classical Greek anthrōpos, man: see anthropo-
An extinct hominin postulated from a skull found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, in 1959 and originally designated Zinjanthropus boisei by Louis S.B. Leakey. It was later renamed Paranthropus boisei.
Origin of ZinjanthropusNew Latin Zinjanthrōpus, former genus name : Arabic zinj, zanj, the peoples of East Africa, black Africans + Greek anthrōpos, human being.