Zinjanthropus

Zinjanthropus

[zin-jan-thruh-puhs, zin-jan-throh-]
noun
the genus to which Australopithecus boisei was formerly assigned.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1959) < Arabic zinj East Africa + Greek ánthrōpos man

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zinjanthropus (zɪnˈdʒænθrəpəs)
 
n
a type of australopithecine, Australopithecus boisei (formerly Zinjanthropus boisei), remains of which were discovered in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in 1959
 
[C20: New Latin, from Arabic Zinj East Africa + Greek anthrōpos man]

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zinjanthropus   (zĭn-jān'thrə-pəs, zĭn'jān-thrō'-)  Pronunciation Key 
An extinct hominid postulated from bones found in Tanzania in 1959 and originally designated Zinjanthropus boisei by Louis S.B. Leakey. It was later shown to be an australopithecine and renamed Australopithecus boisei.
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