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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
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).
I've also recently posted regarding the supraordinal clade euarchontaglires and the Asian origin of primates at Sinanthropus
Where did Sinanthropus pekinensis fit in the human family tree?