Gigantopithecus blacki von Koenigswald, a giant fossil hominoid from the Pleistocene of southern China. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 43, pt. 4

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dc.contributor.author Koenigswald, G. H. R. von (Gustav Heinrich Ralph), 1902- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-05T21:20:35Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-05T21:20:35Z
dc.date.issued 1952 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/298
dc.description p. 295-325 : ill. ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-325). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Gigantopithecus blacki von Koenigswald is known from four molars bought in Chinese drugstores in Hong Kong and Canton. These represent four individuals from at least two different localities. In addition four other teeth (two last lower premolars, one upper median incisor, and one upper canine) can tentatively be referred to the same species. The molars are the largest known of any higher primate. In pattern they come close to man, but in the degree of hypsodontism they bypass even modern man. Gigantopithecus might be regarded, with reservation, as a gigantic member of the human group (the tendency towards hypsodonty has not been observed in anthropoids), but as a certain degree of overspecialization is already observable in the molars, he cannot be regarded as ancestral to man. The same conclusion is reached on the basis of geological observations. The Ailuropoda-orang fauna of southern China, of which Gigantopithecus is a member, belongs to the (early) Middle Pleistocene. Within this fauna there already existed a hominid of ordinary size, Sinanthropus officinalis von Koenigswald, a form contemporary with Sinanthropus pekinensis Black of North China"--P. 323. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York : [Published by order of the Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 43, pt. 4 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gigantopithecus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fossil hominids -- China, Southeast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Apes, Fossil -- China, Southeast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- China, Southeast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Pleistocene -- China, Southeast. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- China, Southeast. en_US
dc.title Gigantopithecus blacki von Koenigswald, a giant fossil hominoid from the Pleistocene of southern China. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; v. 43, pt. 4 en_US
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    The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Several illustrious anthropologists published their work in the Anthropological Papers, as well as many past and present curators of the AMNH Division of Anthropology. Prior to 1930, large special reports were published in the Memoirs.

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