Re: Gigantopithecus - a biped???

Ludvig Mortberg (
Mon, 17 Jul 1995 21:47:09 GMT

I, Ludvig Mortberg <> wrote:

>I've read somewhere that the shape, primarily the angle between
>the two rows of teeth formed by molars and premolars, of the
>gigantopithecine jawbone suggests an animal adapted for walking
>upright. The jawbone should according to this interpretation be
>wide and shaped to, sort of, make room for the neck when
>standing up.

Does the shape of the three gigantopithecine mandibles discovered,
suggest an animal adapted for walking upright? Is it possible to draw
conclusions about posture of a primate, from only mandibles?

Maybe this is really silly, but what the h*ll...