Meganthropus reinterpreted as non-hominin ape
Apparently the semi-legendary Meganthropus, long interpreted as particularly large specimens of Homo erectus , has been re-examined and found to be a non-human ape, most similar to Lufengpithecus.
When interpreted as an erectus-like hominin, Meganthropus was once estimated (not without controversy) as perhaps measuring 2.4-3 m tall and weighing up to 300 kg or so, although this was informal speculation based on the very fragmentary remains (mostly jaws, teeth and skull fragments). Now that it is believed to be a Lufengpithecus-like ape, its size is even more uncertain (but Lufengpithecus has proportionally large teeth and jaws so probably nowhere near as large as the near mythical hominin!Meganthropus.
The study suggests Indonesia during the early-mid Pleistocene would've been inhabited by four kinds of great ape; Homo, Gigantopithecus, Pongo (orangutan) and Meganthropus.