Definition of Pithecanthropus erectus
1. Noun. Former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus.
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Literary usage of Pithecanthropus erectus
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"pithecanthropus erectus. EDITOR OF SCIENCE—Sir : In my letter of February 14th occur two expressions which need amendment. For the phrase ' divergent roots ..."
2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1902)
"Note on the Dispersive Power of Running Water on Skeletons: with particular reference to the Skeletal Remains of pithecanthropus erectus. ..."
3. The Evolution of Man by Wilhelm Bölsche (1905)
"... pithecanthropus erectus, the mysterious being found by Eugene Dubois on the island of Java. The cut shows a skull-cap, seen from the side and from the ..."
4. Prehistoric Problems, Being a Selection of Essays on the Evolution of Man by Robert Munro (1897)
"... Engis, Olmo, Eguisheim, Clichy, Spy, and Galley Hill—Pithecanthropus erectus—Classification of Skulls into Dolichocephalic and Brachycephalic—The ..."
5. A History of Science by Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams (1904)
"The ape-man fossil found in the tertiary strata of the island of Java in 1891 by the Dutch surgeon Dr. Eugene Dubois, and named pithecanthropus erectus, ..."