Meaning of Kenyanthropus in English:


Pronunciation /kɛnˈjanθrəpəs/


  • An extinct hominid, Kenyanthropus platyops, known from Pliocene fossil remains found in northern Kenya dated to between 3.5 and 3.2 million years ago, and usually interpreted as one of several contemporary human-like hominids.

    The status of the single distorted specimen is somewhat controversial; some workers place it in Australopithecus, or identify it with A. afarensis or Homo rudolfensis.


Early 21st century. From scientific Latin Kenyanthropus, genus name from the name of Kenya + scientific Latin -anthropus man, human.