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Turkanapithecus Leakey and Leakey 1986 (ape)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Proconsulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 97225

Full reference: R. E. Leakey and M. G. Leakey. 1986. A second new Miocene hominoid from Kenya. Nature 324(13):146-148

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

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

Subtaxa: Turkanapithecus kalakolensis

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Type: Turkanapithecus kalakolensis

Ecology: scansorial insectivore