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"The Relationship between Pithecanthropus and Sinanthropus"

Nature volume 145, pages 7071 (13 January 1940) | Download Citation

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THE article by Dr. G. H. R. von Koenigswald and Prof. F. Weidenreich on the relationship between Pithecanthropus and Sinanthropus in NATURE of December 2 is eminently satisfactory to those anatomists who have not been able to understand why these two hominids should ever have been separated generically. Probably my colleague, Dr. S. Zuckerman, was the first to express doubt on the justification for this distinction, in an essay on Sinanthropus1, and I have on more than one occasion urged that the Peking hominid is but a Chinese variant of Pithecanthropus2.

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    Eugenics Rev., 24 (1931).

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    Man, 60 (April 1937); Modem Quarterly, 115 (April 1939); Presidential Address, Section H, British Association, 1939.

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    J. Anat., 73, 31 (193839).

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  1. Department of Human Anatomy, University Museum, Oxford. Dec. 17.

    • W. E. LE GROS CLARK

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