Dryopithecus


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Dry·o·pith·e·cus

 (drī′ə-pĭth′ĭ-kəs)
n.
A genus of extinct apes known from Miocene and Pliocene fossil remains found in Africa and Eurasia and believed to be ancestral to the living great apes, including humans.

[New Latin Dryopithēcus, genus name : Greek drūs, oak (in reference to the apes' arboreal lifestyle and to the fossil remains of oak found in the same area as some of the first known specimens of the genus); see deru- in Indo-European roots + Greek pithēkos, ape.]
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Noun1.Dryopithecus - genus of Old World hominoids; Miocene and Pliocene
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
dryopithecine - considered a possible ancestor to both anthropoid apes and humans
Dryopithecus Rudapithecus hungaricus, rudapithecus - fossil hominoids from northern central Hungary; late Miocene
References in classic literature ?
One said it was the dryopithecus of Java, the other said it was pithecanthropus.
La primera etapa corresponde al patron cuspideo del Dryopithecus representado con la configuracion Y5; 2.
The Chinji Formation is characterized by the presence of Dryopithecus, Sivacanthion, Dissopsalis, Vishnucyon, Sivaelurus, Gomphotherium, Gaindatherium, Bunolistriodon, Listriodon, Tetraconodon, Hyotherium, Microstonyx, Hemimeryx, Dorcabune, Sanitherium, Giraffa, and Giraffokeryx (Pilgrim, 1911, 1913; Colbert, 1935; Matthew, 1929; Khan et al.
The pongid clade and the hominoid clade were thought to be descended, respectively, from the two extinct ape species Dryopithecus and Ramapithecus.
Dental microwear variability on buccal tooth enamel surfaces of extant and the Miocene fossil Dryopithecus laietanus (Hominoidea).
Como ejemplo de estos antropoides pueden citarse el Dryopithecus, el Oreopithecus y el Ramapithecus.
5-million-year-old, nearly complete skeleton of an extinct ape known as Dryopithecus.
An isolated upper molar from Hostalets de Pierola indeterminate, initially mistaken for a suid, was attributed by van der Made and Ribot (1999) to Dryopithecus.
Dryopithecus, an extinct ape that lived in western and southern Europe between about 9 million and 12 million years ago, finds itself embroiled in a scientific tug-of-war over its evolutionary affiliations.