Dryopithecini

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Dryopithecini
Temporal range: Miocene 23.03–7.246 Ma
Dryopithecus fontani.jpg
mandible fragment of Dryopithecus fontani from Saint-Gaudens, France (Middle Miocene, 11.5 My) ; cast from Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Dryopithecini
Genera

Oreopithecus
Nakalipithecus
Anoiapithecus
Dryopithecus
Rudapithecus
Samburupithecus

The dryopithecines consists of a tribe of Eurasian apes that are believed to be close to the ancestry of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans.[1][2]

Taxonomy[edit]

  • Tribe Dryopithecini
    • Oreopithecus (placement disputed)
      • Oreopithecus bambolii
    • Nakalipithecus
      • Nakalipithecus nakayamai
    • Anoiapithecus
      • Anoiapithecus brevirostris
    • Dryopithecus
      • Dryopithecus wuduensis
      • Dryopithecus fontani
      • Dryopithecus brancoi
      • Dryopithecus laietanus
      • Dryopithecus crusafonti

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haaramo, Mikko (2005-01-14). "Hominoidea". Mikko's Phylogeny Archive. 
  2. ^ Moya-Sola, S.; Alba, D. M.; Almecija, S.; Casanovas-Vilar, I.; Kohler, M.; De Esteban-Trivigno, S.; Robles, J. M.; Galindo, J.; Fortuny, J. (2009). "A unique Middle Miocene European hominoid and the origins of the great ape and human clade". PNAS. 106 (24): 9601–9606. doi:10.1073/pnas.0811730106. PMC 2701031Freely accessible. PMID 19487676. .