meganthropus The name given to a large-toothed hominid of the Djetis deposits of central Java, Indonesia, that have been related to the Astralopithecines or to Homo erectus or Homo habilis. They are known only by mandible fragments. Related 'big, large, great' words: grand-; macro-; magni-;...
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Meganthropus is a name commonly given to several large jaw and skull fragments found at the Sangiran site near Surakarta in Central Java, Indonesia. The original scientific name was Meganthropus palaeojavanicus, and while it is commonly considered invalid today, the genus name has survived as something of an informal nickname for the fossils. As o...
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