Equatorius: a new hominoid genus from the Middle Miocene of Kenya.

Title

Equatorius: a new hominoid genus from the Middle Miocene of Kenya.

Creator

Ward S; Brown B; Hill A; Kelley J; Downs W

Publisher

Science (New York, N.Y.)

Date

1999
1999-08

Description

A partial hominoid skeleton just older than 15 million years from sediments in the Tugen Hills of north central Kenya mandates a revision of the hominoid genus Kenyapithecus, a possible early member of the great ape-human clade. The Tugen Hills specimen represents a new genus, which also incorporates all material previously referable to Kenyapithecus africanus. The new taxon is derived with respect to earlier Miocene hominoids but is primitive with respect to the younger species Kenyapithecus wickeri and therefore is a late member of the stem hominoid radiation in the East African Miocene.

Subject

*Fossils; Ancient; Animals; Bone and Bones/anatomy & histology; Dentition; History; Hominidae/anatomy & histology/*classification; Humans; Kenya; Mandible/anatomy & histology; Paleodontology; Skeleton; Terminology as Topic; Tooth/anatomy & histology

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1382–1386

Issue

5432

Volume

285

Citation

Ward S; Brown B; Hill A; Kelley J; Downs W, “Equatorius: a new hominoid genus from the Middle Miocene of Kenya.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 27, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4532.

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