big ape. Name: Gigantopithecus ‭(‬Giant ape‭)‬. Phonetic: Jy-gan-toe-pif-e-kus. Named By: Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald‭ ‬-‭ ‬1935. Classification: Chor big ape Name: Gigantopithecus ‭(‬Giant ape‭)‬ Phonetic: Jy-gan-toe-pif-e-kus Named By: Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald‭ ‬-‭ ‬1935 Classification: Chor