Lufengpithecus


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Noun1.Lufengpithecus - a genus of Hominidae
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
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First, in 2000 and 2001, scientists showed that the Longgupo jaw had teeth that had strong similarities to those of the older, extinct ape Lufengpithecus, a possible orangutan ancestor.
Dryopithecus emerged in Europe, and its fossil relatives Lufengpithecus and Sivapithecus appeared in China and South Asia, respectively.