Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Rhinocolobus Turkanensis M. Leakey, 1982

Colobine known from the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene of East Africa; monotypic. Estimated body mass around 20 kg. Distinctive feature is an elongated snout, unusual among colobines. Dental formula: 2.1.2.3/2.1.2.3; dental morphology consistent with folivory. Known postcrania indicates arboreal quadrupedalism.

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