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Gigantopithecus

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Gigantopithecus was an extinct genus of ape which lived in India, China, and Indochina from about 1.5 to 0.3 million years ago. The position of Gigantopithecus in the evolutionary tree of life is unknown, although it is known that Gigantopithecus was not a human ancestor and has no known living descendants. However, some cryptozoologists claim that Gigantopithecus has living descendants, namely bigfoot and the yeti. There is no evidence supporting the existence of these cryptids, so there is no reason to believe they exist. More scientifically minded individuals have proposed that the discovery of Gigantopithecus remains are what led to the legends of the yeti.