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Oligopithecus savagei Simons 1962 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Propliopithecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 172415

Full reference: E. L. Simons. 1962. Two new primate species from the African Oligocene. Postilla 64:1-12

Belongs to Oligopithecus according to E. L. Simons 1962

Sister taxon: Oligopithecus rogeri

Type specimen: CGM 18000, a mandible (left dentary preserving c1-m2). Its type locality is Quarry E (Jebel Qatrani Formation), which is in a Rupelian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore