Homo heidelbergensis

[ hoh-moh hahyd-l-ber-gen-sis ]
/ ˈhoʊ moʊ ˌhaɪd l bərˈgɛn sɪs /


an extinct species of the human lineage that lived between about 200,000 and 700,000 years ago, inhabiting Europe, eastern and southern Africa, and perhaps Asia: the first fossil specimen was discovered in a sandpit near Heidelberg, Germany, in 1907.
a fossil belonging to this species.



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Origin of Homo heidelbergensis

From New Latin; Homo + heidelbergēnsis “pertaining to Heidelberg”
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