What is another word for zinjanthropus?

4 synonyms found


[ zˈɪnd͡ʒanθɹˌɒpəs], [ zˈɪnd‍ʒanθɹˌɒpəs], [ z_ˈɪ_n_dʒ_a_n_θ_ɹ_ˌɒ_p_ə_s]

Zinjanthropus is an obsolete term for one of the early species of clever hominins, discovered in Tanzania in the 1950s. There are many synonyms that replace Zinjanthropus, such as Australopithecus boisei, Paranthropus boisei, and Australopithecus crassidens. Owing to their exceptional dental structure, large braincases, and remarkable culture of using tools, these ancient species have long fascinated anthropologists and continue to do so. Other synonyms for Zinjanthropus include Homo habilis, Homo erectus, and Homo sapiens. While the details of our human lineage continue to elude us, the imperative to search for origins and ancestors has instigated profound intellectual curiosity and universal human meaning.

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How to use "Zinjanthropus" in context?

Zinjanthropus is an extinct genus of hominin that lived around 2.3 million years ago during the Pleistocene epoch. The genus is known from the mandible-a provenance that allowed for its description-and a fragment of the maxilla. The genus was first described by Raymond Dart in 1947, based on a jawbone and fragment of the maxilla discovered in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The jawbone is the most complete hominin fossil found to date. The genus is named after the Zinj tribe in Tanzania where the jawbone was found.

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