cercopithecoid


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cercopithecoid

(ˌsɜːkəʊpɪˈθiːkɔɪd)
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the primate superfamily Cercopithecoidea (Old World monkeys)
n
(Animals) an Old World monkey
[C19: from Latin cercopithēcus monkey with a tail (from Greek kerkopithēkos, from kerkos tail + pithēkos ape) + -oid]
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Nsungwepithecus gunnelli is an early cercopithecoid represented by a tooth and jaw fragment.
Prior to these finds, the oldest fossil representatives of the hominoid and cercopithecoid lineages were recorded from the early Miocene, at sites dating millions of years younger.
The new species, according to the scientists, sheds light on the evolution of the superfamily Pliopithecoidea, primates that include animals that diverged before the separation of the two current superfamilies: the cercopithecoids (Old World monkeys) and the hominids (anthromorphs and humans).