Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gigantopithecus

Study finds diet of giant apes (Science Alert):


The extinct giant ape, Gigantopithecus blacki, is a species of large hominoids that dominated the Pleistocene of South China. Its massive mandible, large postcanine teeth and extremely thick enamel always spark people's curiosity about what a diet for this giant ape was. The precise diet and habitat of Gigantopithecus remains unknown so far.
I love the internet. Learning something new every day is exhilarating. Learning something new about 9 FOOT TALL PREHISTORIC APES THAT LIVED ALONGSIDE MAN is the bomb.

More at wikipedia and eurekalert.

Possible source of yeti legends? Perhaps unlikely, but fun to speculate.

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