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Khoratpithecus piriyai Chaimanee et al. 2004 (ape)

Osteichthyes - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 89269

Full reference: Y. Chaimanee, V. Suteethorn, P. Jintasakul, C. Vidthayanon, B. Marandat and J.-J. Jaeger. 2004. A new orang-utan relative from the Late Miocene of Thailand. Nature 427:439-441

Belongs to Khoratpithecus according to Y. Chaimanee et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Khoratpithecus ayeyarwadyensis, Khoratpithecus chiangmuanensis

Type specimen: RIN 765, a mandible (incomplete mandibular corpora). Its type locality is Somsak Sand Pit, which is in a Miocene fluvial sandstone/claystone in Thailand.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore