Temporal range: Miocene
Le Gros Clark & Leakey, 1950
Proconsul major, an extinct primate of the genus Proconsul, was possibly the ancestor of Afropithecus and showed hominid characteristics. It occurred during the early Miocene and was roughly, the size of a gorilla.
Proconsul major had a dental formula of 2:1:2:3 on both the upper and lower jaw. The canines are sexually dimorphic. The inferior transverse torus is absent and the superior transverse torus is well-developed in Proconsul major. This species had an average body mass of around 50.0 kilograms.
- Mikko's Phylogeny archives
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