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Holotype mandible of Khoratpithecus ayeyarwadyensis from Myanmar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Ponginae
Genus: Khoratpithecus
Chaimanee et al. 2004[1]
Type species
Khoratpithecus piriyai
Chaimanee et al. 2004

K. piriyai[1]
K. ayeyarwadyensis[2]
K. chiangmuanensis[3]

Khoratpithecus is an extinct genus of primates that lived during the late Miocene (9-7 million years ago) in Southeast Asia. Three species belong to this genus:


  1. ^ a b Y. Chaimanee, V. Suteethorn, P. Jintasakul, C. Vidthayanon, B. Marandat and J.-J. Jaeger (2004). "A new orang-utan relative from the Late Miocene of Thailand". Nature 427 (6973): 439–441. doi:10.1038/nature02245. PMID 14749830. 
  2. ^ J.-J. Jaeger, A. N. Soe, O. Chavasseau, P. Coster, E.-G. Emonet, F. Guy, R. Lebrun, A. A. Maung, H. Shwe, S. T. Tun, K. L. Oo, M. Rugbumrung, H. Bocherens, M. Benammi, K. Chaivanich, P. Tafforeau, and Y. Chaimanee (2011). "First Hominoid from the Late Miocene of the Irrawaddy Formation (Myanmar)". PLoS ONE 6 (4): 1–14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017065. 
  3. ^ Y. Chaimanee, D. Jolly, Benammi, M., Tafforeau, P., Duzer, D., Moussa, I. and J.-J. Jaeger (2003). "A Middle Miocene hominoid from Thailand and orangutan origins". Nature 422 (6927): 61–65. doi:10.1038/nature01449. PMID 12621432. 

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