One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The nickname of a fossil hominid with massive jaws and molar teeth, especially the original specimen found near Olduvai Gorge in 1959.
Australopithecus or 'Zinjanthropus' boisei, family Hominidae. See Australopithecus, Paranthropus
- ‘Many years ago, the magazine had a glossy picture displaying amazing artistic licence of our supposed ancestor, the ‘missing link’ Zinjanthropus boisei or ‘Nutcracker man’, discovered by Louis Leakey.’
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