Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Pithecanthropus Dubois, 1894

Literally, ape-man; second genus erected by Eugene Dubois to replace the original Anthropopithecus erectus (1891); the holotype is Trinil 2; included the fossil hominids found in Southeast Asia (Trinil, Solo, Ngandong, among others); nomen later dropped in favor of Homo erectus.

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