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Chororapithecus abyssinicus Suwa et al. 2007 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates

PaleoDB taxon number: 156663

Full reference: G. Suwa, R. T. Kono, S. Katoh, B. Asfaw, and Y. Beyene. 2007. A new species of great ape from the late Miocene epoch in Ethiopia. Nature 448:921-924

Belongs to Chororapithecus according to G. Suwa et al. 2007

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CHO-BT 4, a tooth (right upper M2). Its type locality is Beticha, which is in a MN 9 marine conglomerate in the Chorora Formation of Ethiopia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore