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 anthr?pos, 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 Zinjanthr&omacron;pus, former genus name : Arabic zinj, zanj, the peoples of East Africa, black Africans + Greek anthr&omacron;pos, human being.