Palaeoanthropus

noun
Palaeo·​an·​thro·​pus | \ ˌpālēōˈan(t)thrəpəs, ˌpalē-, -ˌanˈthrōpəs \

Definition of Palaeoanthropus

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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History and Etymology for Palaeoanthropus

New Latin, from pale- + -anthropus

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“Palaeoanthropus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palaeoanthropus. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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