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Equatorius africanus


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Equatorius africanus had a dental formula of 2:1:2:3 on both the upper and lower jaw (Fleagle, 1988). The upper premolars of this species were large (Fleagle, 1988). This species had a relatively thick enamel on the molars (Fleagle, 1988). The mandible of this species was relatively robust (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of around 30.0 kilograms (Fleagle, 1988).

RANGE:
Equatorius africanus lived on the continent of Africa and occurred during the middle Miocene (Fleagle, 1988). This species was found in areas that suggested that it lived in a dry, open woodland environment (Fleagle, 1988).

REFERENCES:
Fleagle, J.G. 1988. Primate Adaptation and Evolution. Academic Press: New York.

Last updated: November 14, 2001

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