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Grandfather species to modern humans.

Homo Erectus Web Pages[]


  • Order Primates (Primates) - Mammals with long arms.
    • Family Homonidae (Homonids)
      • Genus Homo (Homo) - The human genus.
        • Species Erectus (Homo Erectus) - Grandfather species to modern humans.
        • Species Heidelbergensis (Heidelberg Man) -- Thought to be the direct predecessor to modern humans.
        • Species Neanderthal (Neanderthals) - The closest known extinct species to humans.
        • Species Sapiens (Modern Humans) - Anatomically modern humans.
        • Species Denisovans (Denisovans) - A species of humans in Asia that interbred with modern humans.

Homo Erectus In the News[]

Scientists Show that Modern Humans Never Co-Existed with Homo Erectus (2011)[]

Study shows that instead of surviving in Indonesia until 35-50 TYA, Homo Erectus was gone by at least 143 TYA and likely by over 550 TYA.

Skull of Homo Erectus Throws Story of Human Evolution Into Disarray (2013)[]

Variations in Homo Erectus skulls at a site cause scientists to conclude other homo species are also likely best thought of as varieties of Homo Erectus, such as H rudolfensis, H gautengensis, H ergaster, and possibly H habilis.