Definition of Genus Pithecanthropus
1. Noun. Former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pithecanthropus
Literary usage of Genus Pithecanthropus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diversions of a Naturalist by Edwin Ray Lankester (1915)
"... by Smith Woodward, which is grouped with the genus Homo and the ill-defined genus Pithecanthropus, to form the family ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"... genus—Pithecanthropus erectus of Dubois — intermediate between man and the anthropoids. One of the most obvious and easily recognized peculiarities of ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"... and the Trinil is the remains of an extinct genus—Pithecanthropus credits of Dubois — intermediate between man and the anthropoids. ..."
4. The Primary Factors of Organic Evolution by Edward Drinker Cope (1904)
"As regards the proper appellation of this being, Dr. Dubois is not happy. He proposes for him a new genus Pithecanthropus (after Haeckel), and even a new ..."
5. The Last Link: Our Present Knowledge of the Descent of Man by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Hans Gadow (1898)
"He is, indeed, the long-searched-for ' missing link,' for which, in 1866, I myself had proposed the hypothetical genus Pithecanthropus, ..."