Know Your Primate: Pliopithecus vindobonensis

Order: Primates
Infraorder: Catarrhini
(Superfamily: Propliopithecoidea ?)
Family: Pliopithecidae
Genus: Pliopithecus
Species: Pliopithecus vindobonensis
The genus Pliopithecus contains at least four – maybe more – species. They have been considered ancestral gibbons and late members of the catarrhine radiation. Pliopithecus is found mainly in Europe and fossils date to 16-12 MYA.

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