dryopithecine


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dryopithecine

(ˌdraɪəʊˈpɪθəˌsiːn)
n
(Palaeontology) any extinct Old World ape of the genus Dryopithecus, common in Miocene and Pliocene times: thought to be the ancestors of modern apes
[C20: from New Latin Dryopithēcus, from Greek drus tree + pithēkos ape]
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Noun1.dryopithecine - considered a possible ancestor to both anthropoid apes and humans
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
Dryopithecus, genus Dryopithecus - genus of Old World hominoids; Miocene and Pliocene
Dryopithecus Rudapithecus hungaricus, rudapithecus - fossil hominoids from northern central Hungary; late Miocene
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Dryopithecine
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(2011), their dental morphology indicates that they can be attributed to the Dryopithecinae, and most likely, any of the three dryopithecine genera recorded at Abocador de Can Mata (Pierolapithecus, Anoiapithecus, Dryopithecus).
This is complicated by the presence of several dryopithecine genera at Abocador de Can Mata around 11.9-11.8 Ma, and especially by the lack of lower teeth attributable to Pierolapithecus catalaunicus.
In the Iberian Peninsula, dryopithecines are last recorded by Hispanopithecus at ca.