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

Terry 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 - 1981

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    Pongidae
    Kenya
    Primates
    fossils
    Miocene
    fossil
    primate
    sampling
    Fossil
    Locality
    Apes
    material
    Taxon

    Keywords

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

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    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Education
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    New finds of small fossil apes from the Miocene locality at Koru in Kenya. / Harrison, Terry.

    In: Journal of Human Evolution, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1981, p. 129-137.

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