Sinanthropus definition

sī-nănthrə-pəs, sĭ-, sīnăn-thrōpəs, sĭnăn-
A genus name formerly used for the fossil remains known as Peking man.
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An extinct hominid postulated from bones found in China in the late 1920s and originally designated Sinanthropus pekinensis in the belief that it represented a species evolutionarily preceding humans. Sinanthropus is now classified as Homo erectus.
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Origin of sinanthropus

  • New Latin Sīnanthrōpus former genus name Sino– Greek anthrōpos human being

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