Gigantopithecus meaning

A taxonomic genus within the subfamilia Ponginae — an ape that existed from roughly one million years to as recently as three-hundred thousand years ago, in what is now China, India, and Vietnam.
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Origin of gigantopithecus

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek Γίγαντος (Gigantos) (genitive of Γίγας (Gigas, “Giant”)) + πίθηκος (pithekos, “ape”).

    From Wiktionary