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Doubting Meganthropus

Little has changed since I last touched upon ‘Meganthropus’ in 2007. Google results are still dominated by Internet-kitsch connecting the name to fallen angels and bigfoot and such. In the peer-reviewed sphere, the name cropped up a few times without breakthroughs or clarifications. ‘Meganthropus’ is such a nebulous appellation that in order to keep myself sane, I’m going to take things back to basics. In  this article, I will only concern myself with one specimen and the claim its robusticity indicates a large body size.

Sangiran 6 from Schwartz & Tattersall (2003)

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