Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Fayum

Paleontological site found in 1906 southwest of Cairo, Egypt, in the Fayum depression, dated to 37-22 mya, and that contains primate remains that include Aegyptopithecus, Parapithecus, Propliopithecus, Apidium, and Oligopithecus. The fossils were recovered from an Oligocene fossil wood zone (formerly a gallery forest) called the Jebel el Qatrani formation, now completely desiccated. Aka el Fayum, Fayum Depression.

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