Homo erectus

Definitions of Homo erectus
  1. noun
    extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
    Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus”
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    Java man, Trinil man
    fossil remains found in Java; formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus
    Peking man
    fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
    type of:
    homo, human, human being, man
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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