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1The genus of primates of which modern humans ("Homo sapiens" ) are the present-day representatives.
- ‘By the time the genus Homo appears in the fossil record, between 1 and 2 million years ago, fruit had been marginalized, and largely replaced by meat and by foods such as roots and tubers.’
- ‘And there's only one time in human evolution that all that happens; that is, 1.9 million years ago with the evolution of the genus Homo.’
- ‘Thus the kingdom Animalia contained the class Vertebrata, which contained the order Primates, which contained the genus Homo with the species sapiens - humanity.’
- ‘The genus Homo adapted flexibly to new environments and ate a variety of foods, heralding the rise of people.’
- ‘Grouping them all in the genus Homo could be very confusing, Wood said.’
- ‘Some researches go so far as to include chimpanzees and gorillas in the genus Homo along with humans, but recent genetic evidence suggests that the human relationship to these species is not as close as previously thought.’
- ‘I must admit I am surprised that the discoverers of the new species have placed it in our genus, Homo.’
- ‘This estimate coincides with the first appearance of the genus Homo in the fossil record.’
- ‘The first hominid mammals appeared about 5 million years ago, while the genus Homo is known to have existed for at least 2 million years.’
- ‘So close is the connection that living chimp species belong to the genus Homo, just as people do, contend Morris Goodman of Wayne State University in Detroit and his colleagues.’
- ‘Several species of our own genus, Homo, which goes back at least 2 million years, have now been identified.’
- ‘There is no reputable evidence of human life at the time, or at any time until about 2.5 million years ago, the age of the oldest known fossils in the genus Homo.’
- ‘While modern people weren't on the scene at that time, early humans called Homo erectus were living in the region.’
- ‘In their study, Ackermann and Cheverud looked at patterns of facial variation both within and between members of the genus Homo and australopiths.’
- ‘That debate was important because a long-standing hypothesis holds that long-distance walking migrations played an important role in the evolution of our genus Homo.’
- ‘However, they caution that the small brain and other features of the new skull suggest a close resemblance to Homo habilis, which was more apelike with a thin brow, huge canine teeth, and long, dangling arms.’
- ‘They even hint at the possibility that no australopithecine species was ancestral to the genus Homo.’
- ‘The move would make chimps full members of our genus Homo, along with Neandertals, and all other human-like fossil species.’
- ‘Despite its smaller body size, smaller brain, and mixture of primitive and advanced anatomical features, the new species falls firmly within the genus Homo.’
- ‘But other anatomical features resembled those of a more recent archaic human called Homo erectus.’
- ‘Thirty thousand years ago two species of the genus Homo lived in Europe.’
- ‘We are the only members of our genus, Homo, on the planet; and we are interfertile world-wide.’
- ‘The genus Homo, appearing first in Africa, spread rapidly into Eurasia during the early Pleistocene.’
- 1.1with Latin or pseudo-Latin modifier Denoting kinds of modern human, often humorously.‘a textbook example of Homo neuroticus’
- ‘The oft-mentioned Jack Abramoff may be the prime examplar of that species of Washington operator - Homo bagmanus.’
- ‘The book attempts ‘a kind of psychography of Homo ludens,’ the human at play.’
- ‘To give a simple example, imagine Homo economicus searching for a mate, trying to find a woman to marry.’
- ‘Once Homo censorious draws blood, his appetite becomes insatiable.’
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