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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New Latin, from pale- + -anthropus

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