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Propliopithecus chirobates Simons 1965 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Propliopithecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 184209

Alternative combination: Aeolopithecus chirobates

Full reference: E. L. Simons. 1965. New fossil apes from Egypt and the initial differentiation of Hominoidea. Nature 205:135-139

Belongs to Propliopithecus according to E. L. Simons et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Propliopithecus ankeli, Propliopithecus haeckeli

Type specimen: CGM 26923, a mandible (complete horizontal rami of mandible fused at symphysis with incisor alveoli and left and right C-M3). Its type locality is Quarry I (Jebel Qatrani Formation), which is in a Rupelian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: arboreal omnivore