Validity of the Genus Sinanthropus

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PROF. MARCELLIN BOULE, Director of the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, has written to me with reference to my Henderson Lecture, “The Significance of the Peking Man”, extracts from which appeared in NATURE of Feb. 7 (p. 202), to direct my attention to the fact that long before Dr. Weinert expressed doubt as to whether the Peking man should be excluded from the genus Pithecanthropus he had made the same protest. To quote his own words: “Je crois être le premier à avoir rapproché intimement le Sinanthropus du Pithécanthrope. Voyez L'Anthropologie, t. 39 (1929), pp. 455–460.”

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SMITH, G. Validity of the Genus Sinanthropus. Nature 127, 304–305 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127304b0

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