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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Homininae — a group of extinct bipedal hominids.

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  • n. genus to which Peking man was formerly assigned


New Latin Sino-, "China", and Ancient Greek anthro-, "man" (Wiktionary)


  • I have always enjoyed pointing out that a Catholic priest (Lemaitre) conceived of the Big Bang, and a Jesuit (Teilhard de Chardin) discovered Homo erectus (then called Sinanthropus, Peking man).

    "Eppur, si muove..."

  • I've also recently posted regarding the supraordinal clade euarchontaglires and the Asian origin of primates at Sinanthropus

    We flightless primates

  • Where did Sinanthropus pekinensis fit in the human family tree?

    Ancestral Passions


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