Hominoid primates from a new Miocene locality named Meswa Bridge in Kenya

Peter Andrews, T. Harrison, L. Martin, M. Pickford

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    Abstract

    The remains of a species of Proconsul from early Miocene deposits at Meswa Bridge are described. Associated dental, mandibular, maxillary and cranial specimens represent several immature individuals. They are equivalent in size to Proconsul nyanzae but differ morphologically, particularly in the greater breadth and degree of flare of the deciduous and permanent molars, but lack of adult individuals from Meswa Bridge makes it difficult to compare them adequately with existing species. They are therefore left unassigned as an indeterminate species of Proconsul.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)123-128
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Human Evolution
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1981

    Keywords

    • Hominoids
    • Koru
    • Meswa Bridge
    • Miocene
    • Proconsul

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Anthropology

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