Gigantopithecus

Gigantopithecus (in Greek, gigantas meaning “giant” and pithecus meaning “ape”) is an extinct genus of 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, placing Gigantopithecus in the same time frame and geographical locality as numerous hominin species. The fossil record suggests that the Gigantopithecus blacki species were …

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