Kenyapithecus


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Noun1.Kenyapithecus - extinct primate having powerful chewing muscles along with large molars and small incisors; fossils found in Kenya
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Hominoidea, superfamily Hominoidea - anthropoid apes and human beings
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But, Anoiapithecus' thickly enameled teeth and robust jaw are like those of primitive Kenyapithecus fossil apes, which lived in both Africa and Europe, according to the team.
There had been conflicting opinions about the relationship of Kenyapithecus to great apes and humans.
He and his colleagues have found fossils of a 15-million-year-old African ape, Kenyapithecus (see p.
Excavations in eastern Africa last year unearthed new lower-body remains of a roughly 14-million-year-old ape, Kenyapithecus, that appears to have been an ancestor of living African apes and humans, reports Monte L.
Based on an analysis of the bone and the eight teeth it retains, they assign the fossil to the species Kenyapithecus africanus, previously known from fragmentary remains.