Homo erectus soloensis

Javanthropus
Fossil range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Hominidae
Genus:Homo
Species:H. erectus
Subspecies:H. e. soloensis
Trinomial name
Homo erectus soloensis
Oppenoorth, 1932


Homo erectus soloensis (formerly classified as Homo sapiens soloensis) is generally regarded as a subspecies of the extinct hominin, Homo erectus. The only known specimens of this anomalous hominid were retrieved from sites along the Bengawan Solo River, on the Indonesian island of Java. The remains are also commonly referred to as Ngandong, after the village near where they were first recovered.

Though its morphology was, for the most part, typical of Homo erectus, its culture was unusually advanced[1]. This poses many problems to current theories concerning the limitations of Homo erectus behavior in terms of innovation and language. Due to the tools found with the extinct hominid and many of its more gracile anatomical features, it was first classified as a subspecies (once called Javanthropus) of Homo sapiens and thought to be the ancestor of modern aboriginal Australians. However, more rigorous studies have concluded that this is not the case. While most subspecies of Homo erectus disappeared from the fossil record roughly 400,000 years ago, H. e. soloensis persisted up until 50,000 years ago in regions of Java and was possibly absorbed by a local Homo sapiens population at the time of its decline[2].

Notes

External Links

  • Morphology of Solo man Anthropological papers of the AMNH
  • Early Indonesia content excerpted from Indonesia: A Country Study, William H. Frederick and Robert L. Worden , eds. Washington, DC: Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, 1992
Pleistocene epoch (IPA: /'plaɪstəsi:n/) on the geologic timescale is the period from 1,808,000 to 11,550 years BP. The Pleistocene epoch had been intended to cover the world's recent period of repeated glaciations.
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Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. Scientific classification also can be called scientific taxonomy, but should be distinguished from folk taxonomy, which lacks scientific basis.
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Chordata
Bateson, 1885

Typical Classes

See below

Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates.
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Mammalia
Linnaeus, 1758

Subclasses & Infraclasses
  • Subclass †Allotheria*
  • Subclass Prototheria
  • Subclass Theria

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Primates
Linnaeus, 1758

Families
  • 15, See classification
A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the last category
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Homo
Linnaeus, 1758

Species

Homo sapiens
See text for extinct species.
Homo is the genus that includes modern humans and their close relatives. The genus is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2.5 million years old.
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H. erectus

Binomial name
Homo erectus
(Dubois, 1892)

Synonyms

Pithecanthropus erectus
Sinanthropus pekinensis
Javanthropus soloensis
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In biology, trinomial nomenclature refers to names for taxa below the rank of species. This is different for animals and plants:
  • for animals see trinomen. There is only one rank allowed below the rank of species: subspecies.
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Hominini
Gray, 1825

Genera

Subtribe Panina
  • Pan (chimpanzees)
Subtribe Hominina
  • Homo (humans)
  • Paranthropus
  • Australopithecus
  • Sahelanthropus
  • Orrorin

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H. erectus

Binomial name
Homo erectus
(Dubois, 1892)

Synonyms

Pithecanthropus erectus
Sinanthropus pekinensis
Javanthropus soloensis
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Bengawan Solo River (alternatively, Solo River) is the longest river on the Indonesian island of Java, approximately 540 km in length. Apart from its importance as watercourse to the inhabitants and farmlands of the eastern and northern parts of the island, it is a renowned
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Motto
"Bhinneka Tunggal Ika"   (Old Javanese)
"Unity in Diversity"
National ideology: Pancasila[1]
Anthem
Indonesia Raya
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Java
Native name: Jawa<nowiki />

Topography of Java

Geography
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Location Southeast Asia
Coordinates <nowiki />
Archipelago
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Indigenous Australians are descendants of the first known human inhabitants of the Australian continent and its nearby islands. The term includes both the Torres Strait Islanders and the Aboriginal People, who together make up about 2.5% of Australia's population.
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Java
Native name: Jawa<nowiki />

Topography of Java

Geography
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Location Southeast Asia
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Archipelago
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Human evolution is the part of biological evolution concerning the emergence of humans as a distinct species from other apes. It is the subject of a broad scientific inquiry that seeks to understand and describe how this change and development occurred.
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Hominini
Gray, 1825

Genera

Subtribe Panina
  • Pan (chimpanzees)
Subtribe Hominina
  • Homo (humans)
  • Paranthropus
  • Australopithecus
  • Sahelanthropus
  • Orrorin

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Sahelanthropus
Brunet et al, 2002

Species: S. tchadensis

Binomial name
Sahelanthropus tchadensis
Brunet et al, 2002


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Orrorin
Senut et al, 2001

Species: O. tugenensis

Binomial name
Orrorin tugenensis
Senut et al, 2001

Orrorin tugenensis
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Ardipithecus
White et al., 1995

Species
Ardipithecus kadabba
Ardipithecus ramidus

Ardipithecus is a very early hominin genus (subfamily Homininae).
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Kenyanthropus

Species: K. platyops

Binomial name
Kenyanthropus platyops
Leakey et al.
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The term australopithecine refers to two very closely related hominin genera:
  • Australopithecus
  • Paranthropus
When used alone, the term refers to both genera together.
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Australopithecus
R.A. Dart, 1925

Species
A. afarensis ("Lucy")
A. africanus
A. anamensis
A. bahrelghazali
A.
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A. anamensis

Binomial name
Australopithecus anamensis
Leakey et al., 1995

Australopithecus anamensis is a fossil species of Australopithecus.
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A. afarensis

Binomial name
Australopithecus afarensis
Johanson & White, 1978

Australopithecus afarensis is an extinct hominid which lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago.
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A. bahrelghazali

Binomial name
Australopithecus bahrelghazali
Brunet et al., 1995

Australopithecus bahrelghazali is a fossil hominin that was first discovered in 1993
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A. africanus

Binomial name
Australopithecus africanus
Dart, 1925

Australopithecus africanus
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