Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Gregory, William King

US anatomist and paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History. An early supporter of the idea that humans are closely related to the African apes, based on comparative dental evidence; was one of the first to support Dart’s interpretation of the Taung child but also supported G. E. Lewis’ interpretation of Ramapithecus as a hominid. Author of Man’s Place Among the Anthropoids (1934); president of the AAPA (1941-3); 4th Viking Fund medallist (1949).

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