Homo floresiensis

[ hoh-moh flawr-es-ee-en-sis, flohr- ]
/ ˈhoʊ moʊ ˌflɔr ɛs iˈɛn sɪs, ˌfloʊr- /

noun

a species of small, primitive humans with a tiny brain and large teeth, living about 50,000–100,000 years ago: several fossil specimens, along with stone tools, have been discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores since first discovery in 2003.
a fossil belonging to this species.

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Origin of Homo floresiensis

First recorded in 2000–05; from New Latin: literally “man from Flores”; see origin at Homo, -iensis
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