Ouranopithecus


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Noun1.Ouranopithecus - 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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(2005): A new method of dental microwear analysis: Application to extant primates and Ouranopithecus macedoniensis (Late Miocene of Greece): Palaios 20, 551-561.
(2007a): Dental microwear analysis of bovids from the Vallesian (late Miocene) of Axios Valley in Greece: reconstruction of the habitat of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis (Primates, Hominoidea).
She added: 'Until now, the most recent fossil was that of a 9.2 million year old specimen of Ouranopithecus macedonensis from Greece.
Most attributes shared by gorillas and Dryopithecus also show up on specimens of Ouranopithecus, another ancient ape (SN: 6/23/90, p.390), he adds.
The discovery of a 9- to 10-million-year-old fossil skull in Greece recently stirred controversy with their contention that the specimen, assigned to the species Ouranopithecus macedoniensis, may represent the earliest known hominid (SN: 6/23/90, p.390).
But a new study finds a strong cranial connection between Ouranopithecus and both chimpanzees and gorillas.
The controversial new specimen belongs to the species Ouranopithecus macedoniensis, previously known only from fragmentary remains.