Temporal range: Late Miocene
Alpagut et al., 1996
Ankarapithecus is a genus of extinct ape. It was probably frugivorous, and would have weighed about 60 pounds. Its remains were found close to Ankara in central Turkey beginning in the 1950s. It lived during the Late Miocene. It was similar to Sivapithecus.
- New York Times, Anthropologists Find Rare Kind of Ape Fossil
- Begun, David R. and Güleç, Erskin . 1998. Restoration of the Type and Palate of Ankarapithecus meteai: Taxonomic and Phylogenetic Implications. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 105:279–314.
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