Theropithecus oswaldi

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Theropithecus oswaldi
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Theropithecus
T. oswaldi
Binomial name
Theropithecus oswaldi
(Andrews, 1916)
  • Simopithecus oswaldi Andrews, 1916
  • Simopithecus jonathoni

Theropithecus oswaldi is an extinct species of Theropithecus from the early to middle Pleistocene of Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Spain, Morocco and Algeria.[1] It appears to have been a specialised grazer.[2] The species went extinct in South Africa around 1.0 Ma.[3]


  1. ^ "The Paleobiology Database". Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  2. ^ Van der Merwe, et al., 2003. The carbon isotope ecology and diet of Australopithecus africanus at Sterkfontein, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 44: 581-597.
  3. ^ Faith, J.T., 2014. Late Pleistocene and Holocene mammal extinctions on continental Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 128: 105-121