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Aegyptopithecus zeuxis Simons 1965 (monkey)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Propliopithecidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 100577

Full reference: E. L. Simons. 1965. New fossil apes from Egypt and the initial differentiation of Hominoidea. Nature 205:135-139

Belongs to Aegyptopithecus according to E. L. Simons et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CGM 26901, a mandible (left mandibular ramus with P4-M2; partial alveoli of C, P3 and M3 and symphysis). Its type locality is Quarry I (Jebel Qatrani Formation), which is in a Rupelian fluvial sandstone/mudstone in the Jebel Qatrani Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull length 104.9