Gigantopithecus blacki: a giant ape from the Pleistocene of Asia revisited.

@article{Zhang2017GigantopithecusBA,
  title={Gigantopithecus blacki: a giant ape from the Pleistocene of Asia revisited.},
  author={Yingqi Zhang and Terry Harrison},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2017},
  volume={162 Suppl 63},
  pages={
          153-177
        }
}
Gigantopithecus blacki is the largest hominoid that ever lived. The consensus view is that it is a specialized pongine and late-surviving member of the Sivapithecus-Indopithecus lineage. It is known primarily from Early and Middle Pleistocene cave sites in southern China, dating from 2.0 Ma to almost 300 ka. The cause of its extinction in the late Middle Pleistocene is unknown, but ecological change or the arrival of Homo erectus may have been contributing factors. Gigantopithecus is highly… 

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