Graecopithecus

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Graecopithecus freybergi
Temporal range: Late Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Graecopithecus
von Koenigswald, 1972
Species: G. freybergi
Binomial name
Graecopithecus freybergi
von Koenigswald, 1972[1][2]

Graecopithecus freybergi is a hominid known only by a single fragment of skull from 1944.[2]

The mandible with a (tertiary molar) m3 that is very worn, the root of a (secondary molar) m2 and a fragment of a (premolar) p3 is from the Tour la Reine site[3] and is dated from the late Miocene. Excavation of the site is not possible (1986) due to the owner having built a swimming pool on the location.[4] The mandible was found on the Greek mainland at Pyrgos Vassilissis, north west of Athens.[5]

G. freybergi is considered as being perhaps the same as Ouranopithecus macedoniensis.[6][7][3] The hominid is the least well known of those found within Europe.[8]

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