Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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See precision grip, power grip. Griphopithecus Abel, 1902: poorly known genus of hominoid from the middle Miocene of Austria and Turkey, belonging to the subfamily Dryopithecinae; three species described. Estimated body mass between 25 and 50 kg. Dental formula:; thick cap of enamel on cheek teeth suggests a diet of hard fruit and nuts.

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