from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extinct species of humans, regarded as an ancestor of Homo sapiens.
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- proper n. a taxonomic species, within genus Homo - "Upright man" (extinct)
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- n. extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
New Latin Homō ērēctus, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin ērēctus, upright.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin homo ("man") + erectus ("erect, high") (Wiktionary)
Within Africa itself, their equivalents are nowadays usually classified as Homo ergaster, although for many years they were all called Homo erectus – yet another illustration of the fickleness of our naming procedures.