New finds of small fossil apes from the Miocene locality at Koru in Kenya

T. Harrison

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    Abstract

    New finds of fossil primates from the Lower Miocene deposits at Koru can be assigned to three presently described species, Limnopithecus legetet, Micropithecus clarki and Dendropithecus macinnesi. The large sample now known from Koru permits a more complete understanding of the detailed morphology of these three species, and also provides a basis for the reassessment of the taxonomic status of material previously assigned to these taxa.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)129-137
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Human Evolution
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1981

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    Keywords

    • Dendropithecus
    • Koru
    • Limnopithecus
    • Micropithecus
    • Miocene
    • ape

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Anthropology

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