Pithecanthropus erectus


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Pithecanthropus erectus:

see Homo erectusHomo erectus
, extinct hominin living between 1.6 million and 250,000 years ago. Homo erectus is thought to have evolved in Africa from H. habilis, the first member of the genus Homo. African forms of H.
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Dubois called the organism Pithecanthropus erectus (erect ape-human), since the thighbone was sufficiently human to signify that the hominid had walked erect as we do.