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Dionysopithecus shuangouensis Li 1978 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Pliopithecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 143131

Synonyms: Hylobates tianganhuensis Lei 1985 (no. 143133), Pliopithecus wangi Lei 1985 (no. 143132), Pliopithecus wongi Lei 1985 (no. 143134)

Belongs to Dionysopithecus according to T. Harrison and Y. Gu 1999

Sister taxon: Dionysopithecus orientalis

Type specimens:

  • Dionysopithecus shuangouensis: IVPP V5597, a maxilla (left maxillary fragment with M1-M3). Its type locality is Songlinzhuang, Sihong, Jiangsu, which is in a Burdigalian lacustrine conglomerate in the Xiacaowan Formation of China.
  • Hylobates tianganhuensis: P83.3, a tooth (lefgt [upper] M1).
  • Pliopithecus wangi: P83.4, a tooth (left [lower] M3).

Ecology: scansorial insectivore