Nanjing Man

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Nanjing Man
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Skull of Nanjingren.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: H. erectus
Subspecies: H. e. nankinensis
Trinomial name
Homo erectus nankinensis

Nanjing Man (Homo erectus nankinensis) is a subspecies of Homo erectus found in China. Male and female skulls of H. e. nankinensis were discovered in 1993 in Tangshan Cave near Nanjing, and they have been dated to be about 580,000 to 620,000 years old.[1] The skull is now preserved in Nanjing Museum and is under in-depth research by authoritative scientists in the field.

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