Homo Floresiensis Definition

flōrə-sē-ĕnsĭs
noun
An extinct species or form of diminutive hominin known from a skull and other fossil remains found on Flores Island, Indonesia, dating from about 95,000 to 17,000 years ago. It has been nicknamed the Hobbit, or Flores man. Although it has been suggested that the bones are those of modern humans with a pathological condition such as microcephaly, most scientists believe that they represent a hominin species descended either from Homo erectus or from an earlier species of Homo.
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An extinct species or form of diminutive hominin known from a skull and other fossil remains found on Flores Island, Indonesia, dating from about 95,000 to 17,000 years ago. It has been nicknamed the Hobbit, or Flores man. Although it has been suggested that the bones are those of modern humans with a pathological condition such as microcephaly, most scientists believe that they represent a hominin species descended either from Homo erectus or from an earlier species of Homo.
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pronoun

A taxonomic species within the genus Homo "” extinct recent species of man, of short stature.

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Origin of Homo Floresiensis

  • New Latin Homō floresiēnsis species name Latin homō man Homo New Latin floresiēnsis of Flores

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin Homō floresiēnsis species name Latin homō man Homo New Latin floresiēnsis of Flores

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Latin homo (“man") + Flores, the Indonesian island on which Homo floresiensis was discovered.

    From Wiktionary

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