Meganthropus

Meganthropus

[muh-gan-thruh-puhs, meg-an-throh-puhs]
noun
a proposed genus of extinct, late lower Pleistocene primates based on two large lower jaws found in Java, and believed to be either Australopithecine or human.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1942) < Greek még(as) large (see mega-) + ánthrōpos man

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