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Afropithecus turkanensis Leakey and Leakey 1986 (ape)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Proconsulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 97222

Full reference: R. E. Leakey and M. G. Leakey. 1986. A new Miocene hominoid from Kenya. Nature 324(13):143-146

Belongs to Afropithecus according to R. E. Leakey and M. G. Leakey 1986

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: KNM-WK 16999, a partial skull (facial and frontal region of cranium with dentition). Its type locality is West Turkana - Kalodirr, which is in a Burdigalian channel horizon in the Lothidok Formation of Kenya.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore