Palaeoanthropus

noun

Palaeo·​an·​thro·​pus
ˌpālēōˈan(t)thrəpəs,
ˌpalē-,
-ˌanˈthrōpəs
in some classifications
: a genus of hominids based on a single lower jaw found at Mauer near Heidelberg, Germany but now often extended to include the entire Neanderthaloid radiation and other primitive men of uncertain affinities (as Solo man and Rhodesian man)

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Etymology

New Latin, from pale- + -anthropus

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“Palaeoanthropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palaeoanthropus. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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