Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Genus of hominoids from the early Miocene of East Africa belonging to the catarrhine family Proconsulidae; one or two species, depending on author. Estimated body mass ranges from 9 to 15 kg. Dental formula:; shearing crests on molars suggest a folivorous diet. Appears to have inhabited tropical rain forest ecozones.

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