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Morotopithecus bishopi Gebo et al. 1997 (ape)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Proconsulidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 164184

Full reference: D. L. Gebo, L. MacLatchy, R. Kityo, A. Deino, J. Kingston and D. Pilbeam. 1997. A hominoid genus from the early Miocene of Uganda. Science 276:401-404

Belongs to Morotopithecus according to D. L. Gebo et al. 1997

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: UMP 62-11, a partial skull (palatofacial specimen with all teeth). Its type locality is Moroto II, which is in a MN 2 fluvial-lacustrine sandstone/siltstone in Uganda.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore