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Homo naledi (named after the cave where it was found) has humanlike hands and feet and facial features approaching ours, but has a small head and an apelike trunk.
Further preparation and extensive analyses of these rare bones showed them to be quite apelike, suggesting that this species was adapted to climbing trees in addition to walking bipedally when on the ground.
Before the first humans appeared, many apelike hominids existed.
The Abominable Snowman--existing and not existing, flickering at the edges of blizzards, apelike man or manlike ape, stealthy, elusive, known only through rumours and through its backward-pointing footprints" (7-8).
2007) reconstruct for Australopithecus is basically apelike.
It generally has been recognized that Australopithecus lost apelike attributes and began standing upright and evidencing increased brain capacity before evolving into the genus Homo.
The hypothesis that Lucy is anatomically intermediate between apes and humans predicts that a point-by-point comparison will reveal a mixture of apelike features and humanlike features in the specimen.
Ardipithecus ramidus, nicknamed "Ardi" by scientists, possessed a bizarre amalgam of human and apelike traits.
portraying criminals as physically apelike, "brutish" thugs
And humans evolved from apelike ancestors whether they did so by Darwin's proposed mechanism or by some other, yet to be discovered.
The Hearst newspapers published a cartoon showing a hideous, apelike "Jap" rising out of the ruins of Hiroshima screaming at Americans, "They're Not Human
They describe it as a very shy, apelike creature about 8ft tall.