Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Anthropomorpha

Defunct term coined by John Ray and utilized by Linnaeus and his students from 1735 to 1758 to describe the order that contained the human-shaped animals Homo troglodytes, Lucifer aldovandii, Satyrus tulpii, and Pygmaeus edwardi, four creatures who were then candidates for variants of humanity. The term was replaces by Primates in 1758.

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