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Morotopithecus Gebo et al. 1997 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Proconsulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 135928

Full reference: D. L. Gebo, L. MacLatchy, R. Kityo, A. Deino, J. Kingston and D. Pilbeam. 1997. A hominoid genus from the early Miocene of Uganda. Science 276:401-404

Parent taxon: Proconsulidae according to I. S. Zalmout et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Afropithecus, Heliopithecus, Nacholapithecus, Nyanzapithecus, Proconsul, Proconsulinae, Rangwapithecus, Turkanapithecus, Xenopithecus

Subtaxa: Morotopithecus bishopi

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Type: Morotopithecus bishopi

Ecology: scansorial insectivore