Nacholapithecus and its importance for understanding hominoid evolution

  title={Nacholapithecus and its importance for understanding hominoid evolution},
  author={M. Nakatsukasa and Y. Kunimatsu},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  • M. Nakatsukasa, Y. Kunimatsu
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • Nacholapithecus kerioi is a large‐sized hominoid from the Aka Aiteputh Formation (15 Ma) in Nachola, northern Kenya. 1 While eight large‐sized hominoid species dating to the late Early to early Middle Miocene (17‐14 Ma) are known in Afro‐Arabia and western Eurasia, 2–6 the facial and postcranial anatomy of these apes is poorly known. However, much has been learned of the craniodental and postcranial anatomy of N. kerioi over the last ten years (A list of published specimens is available online… CONTINUE READING
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