Definition of Genus Pithecanthropus

1. Noun. Former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus.

Exact synonyms: Pithecanthropus, Pithecanthropus Erectus
Generic synonyms: Hominid



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pithecanthropus

genus Pipile
genus Pipilo
genus Pipistrellus
genus Pipra
genus Piptadenia
genus Pipturus
genus Piqueria
genus Piranga
genus Piroplasma
genus Pisanosaurus
genus Piscidia
genus Pisonia
genus Pistacia
genus Pistia
genus Pisum
genus Pithecanthropus (current term)
genus Pithecellobium
genus Pithecia
genus Pithecolobium
genus Pitta
genus Pituophis
genus Pitymys
genus Pityrogramma
genus Placuna
genus Plagianthus
genus Planera
genus Planococcus
genus Plantago
genus Plasmodiophora
genus Plasmodium

Literary usage of Genus Pithecanthropus

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1. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"... by Smith Woodward, which is grouped with the genus Homo and the ill-defined genus Pithecanthropus, to form the family ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"... genus—Pithecanthropus erectus of Dubois — intermediate between man and the anthropoids. One of the most obvious and easily recognized peculiarities of ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"... and the Trinil is the remains of an extinct genus—Pithecanthropus credits of Dubois — intermediate between man and the anthropoids. ..."

4. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1904)
"As regards the proper appellation of this being, Dr. Dubois is not happy. He proposes for him a new genus Pithecanthropus (after Haeckel), and even a new ..."

5. The Last Link: Our Present Knowledge of the Descent of Man by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Hans Gadow (1898)
"He is, indeed, the long-searched-for ' missing link,' for which, in 1866, I myself had proposed the hypothetical genus Pithecanthropus, ..."

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