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Gigantopithecus bilaspurensis Simons and Chopra 1969 (ape)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 133701

Full reference: E. L. Simons and S. R. K. Chopra. 1969. Gigantopithecus (Pongidae, Hominoidea) a new species from North India. Postilla 138:1-18

Belongs to Gigantopithecus according to D. Pilbeam et al. 1977

Sister taxa: Gigantopithecus blacki, Gigantopithecus giganteus

Type specimen: Chandigarh-Yale Project No. 359/68, a mandible (both horizontal rami of mandible joined at symphysis containing left C, P3, M 1 3 and posterior half right C, P3.4, M ^ .). Its type locality is Haritalyangar, North, which is in a Pliocene terrestrial horizon in the Dhok Pathan Formation of India.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore