ammonites
banner
Gateway to the Paleobiology Database
Algeripithecus minutus Godinot and Mahboubi 1992 (primate)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Azibiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 143122

Full reference: M. Godinot and M. Mahboubi. 1992. Earliest known simian primate found in Algeria. Nature 357:324-326

Belongs to Algeripithecus according to M. Godinot and M. Mahboubi 1992

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: Oran University GZC 1, a tooth (left upper molar M2). Its type locality is Gour Lazib HGL10, which is in a Ypresian/Lutetian fluvial-lacustrine sandstone in the Glib Zegdou Formation of Algeria.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore