Gigantopithecus

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Translingual[edit]

Gigantopithecus giganteus, replica of a fossil jawbone

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin, from Ancient Greek Γίγαντος (Gígantos) (genitive of Γίγας (Gígas, Giant)) + πίθηκος (píthēkos, ape).

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Gigantopithecus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Hominidae – an ape that existed from roughly one million years to as recently as three-hundred thousand years ago, in what is now China, India, and Vietnam.

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