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Propliopithecus haeckeli Schlosser 1911 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Propliopithecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 100582

Synonym: Moeripithecus markgrafi Schlosser 1910 (taxon 145160)

Belongs to Propliopithecus according to P. D. Gingerich 1978

Sister taxa: Propliopithecus ankeli, Propliopithecus chirobates

Type specimens:

  • Propliopithecus haeckeli: SMN 12638, a mandible (left and right mandibles). Its type locality is Stuttgart Fayum collection, which is in a Rupelian terrestrial horizon in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.
  • Moeripithecus markgrafi: Its type locality is Stuttgart Fayum collection, which is in a Rupelian terrestrial horizon in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore