Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Dinopithecus Ingens Broom, 1937

Species of cercopithecine from the Pleistocene of South Africa; monotypic; many workers think that there is not enough difference between this species and Papio to warrant generic distinction. Known only by skulls from one sample recovered from Swartkrans. Skull and dentition almost identical to that of extant baboons. Large body size, estimated to be around 80 kg. Dental formula: 2.1.2.3. Associated fauna usually found with savanna communities; environment and large body size strongly suggestive that this monkey was terrestrial.

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