Know Your Primate: Anoiapithecus brevirostris

Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: incertae sedis
Tribe: Dryopithecini
Genus: Anoiapithecus
Species: Anoiapithecus brevirostris

I have chosen Anoiapithecus brevirostris for this week’s “know Your Primate” because a paper on it has recently been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The paper, by Alba, Fortuny, and Moya-Sola, looks at enamel thickness in Anoiapithecus brevirostris, Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, and Dryopithecus fontani.
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Friday Know Your Primate: Peirolapithecus catalaunicus

Today we have another fossil one of the more interesting fossils to have been discovered in the last few years if you ask me.
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Suborder: Anthropoidea
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Pierolapithecus
Species: Pierolapithecus catalaunicus

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