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  • adjective Boise (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Boise's ..."


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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Boise, but especially for anthropologist Charles Boise.


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  • There are various post-cranial elements that are assumed to belong to a large hominid such as boisei because of their thighs and their distinctiveness from Homo erectus with which it was contemporary.

    Zinj and the Leakeys

  • One of the most entertaining extra features on the DVD shows two actresses in full "boisei" costume and make-up eating their lunch with the greatest difficulty.

    DVD/VHS: Cavemen on Camera

  • The "boisei" group resemble red-haired skinheads, while the Homo habilis crowd look more like early rockers, sporting muttonchop sideburns.

    DVD/VHS: Cavemen on Camera

  • It turns out that the early human known as Paranthropus boisei did not eat nuts but dined more heavily on grasses than any other human ancestor or human relative studied to date.

    Study: Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' really ate grass

  • The big, flat molars, heavily buttressed skull, and large, powerful chewing muscles of Paranthropus boisei scream 'nut cracker,' and that is exactly what this species has been called for more than half a century, he said via email.

    Study: Ancient 'Nutcracker Man' really ate grass

  • There were some researchers who wanted to lump it with Paranthropus robustus and even today there seems to be debate over whether it should be Australopithecus boisei or Paranthropus boisei.

    Zinj and the Leakeys

  • So the tools that were found in association with boisei were later attributed to Homo habilis.

    Zinj and the Leakeys

  • Have there ever been stone tools found in association with Paranthropus boisei?

    Zinj and the Leakeys

  • Olduvai Gorge yielded valuable remains of early hominids including, in 1959, Australopithecus boisei (Zinthanthropus) 1.75 million years old, also Homo habilis as well as fossil bones of many extinct animals.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • How did discovering Zinjanthropus boisei change life for your family?

    Zinj and the Leakeys


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