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Gigantopithecus was a genus of apes that inhabited eastern Asia between 1,000,000 and 300,000 years ago. It is often mentioned in the literature on Man-beasts due to its large size, comparable to reported yeti and bigfoot descriptions. the scientific consensus, based on the few teeth and fragments of jawbone that have been found, is that the three species of Gigantopithecus' were most likely gorilla-like, rather than walking upright for extended periods. The difference in habit may be due to evolution - but evolution could just as easily have formed a large, hairy manlike being from its contemporary hominid, Homo erectus. Explanations for the Yowie that involve Gigantopithecus fail to address the problem of the Wallace line.