Morphology of Afropithecus turkanensis from Kenya

  • Leakey R
  • Leakey M
  • Walker A
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Forty-six specimens of a large Miocene hominoid, Afropithecus turkanensis, recently recovered from northern Kenya preserve many morphological details that are described. The specimens include cranial, mandibular, and postcranial parts. They are compared briefly with other Miocene hominoids. It is suggested that Afropithecus may have affinities with Heliopithecus, Kenyapithecus, and the large hominoid from Moroto and Napak, although it is noted that the comparative material is limited in the number of common anatomical parts preserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Crania
  • Hominoidea
  • Mandibles
  • Miocene
  • Postcranial
  • Teeth

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  • R. E. Leakey

  • M. G. Leakey

  • A. C. Walker

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