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anthropoid


  • n  person who resembles a nonhuman primate
  • n  any member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
  • s  resembling apes
  • s  resembling human beings

  • His theory began to evolve when he noticed a distinction between anthropoid and apish mimicry: children can imitate such actions as shaving and shooting without using razors or .
  • Still others were placed in so-called anthropoid coffins--pottery sarcophagi with human faces--and a few were only wrapped in linen.
  • There may be anthropoid apes in Venezuela, Ley says optimistically, and little furry men in Africa.
News & Articles

  • New fossil shines light on primate and human evolution
    A 55 million year old fossil that has been unearthed from an ancient lakebed in China's Hubei Province has revealed a pivotal event in primate and human evolution. Hailing from the early Eocene Epoch, the fossil is crucial to the branch split that led to anthropoids (monkeys, apes, and humans) on one side, and living tarsiers (small, tree-dwelling nocturnal primates) on the other. The discovered ...
    June 12, 2013 - Environmental News Network

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