Sivapithecus is east and Dryopithecus is west, and never the twain shall meet

@inproceedings{Begun2005SivapithecusIE,
  title={Sivapithecus is east and Dryopithecus is west, and never the twain shall meet},
  author={David Rene Begun},
  year={2005}
}
Sivapithecus and Dryopithecus are well-described Miocene hominids (great apes and humans), both known since the 19th century. Over the years these genera have been combined into one (Dryopithecus) or separated up to the subfamily level. Each have been dismissed as interesting side branches, hailed as direct ancestors, or recognized as sister clades to one or more clade of extant hominid. Here I argue that they are each stem taxa of the two living hominid clades Ponginae and Homininae. A famous… CONTINUE READING

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