Homo sp. nov. 'Xujiayao (China)'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Might refer to Denisovans (Hong Ao et al., 2017).


Conservation Status

Extinct if valid

Last record: Late Pleistocene



China (northern)


Biology & Ecology










Hong Ao et al. (2017). An updated age for the Xujiayao hominin from the Nihewan Basin, North China: Implications for Middle Pleistocene human evolution in East Asia. Journal of Human Evolution 106: 54-65. [Abstract]

Pingfu, Chen. (2016). New Finds in China Suggesting Different Story of Human Evolutionary History. BCAS 30(3): 156-160.

Wu, Xiu-Jie et al. (2022). Evolution of cranial capacity revisited: A view from the late Middle Pleistocene cranium from Xujiayao, China. Journal of Human Evolution163: 103119.

Xing, Song et al. (2014). Hominin teeth from the early Late Pleistocene site of Xujiayao, Northern China. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156(2): 224-240. [Abstract]

Xing, Song et al. (2015a). Micro-CT Imaging and Analysis of Enamel Defects on the Early Late Pleistocene Xujiayao Juvenile. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2504 [Abstract]

Xing, Song et al. (2015b). Perikymata distribution in Homo with special reference to the Xujiayao juvenile. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 157(4): 684-693. [Abstract]


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