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Theropithecus brumpti


TAXONOMY:

MORPHOLOGY:
Theropithecus brumpti had a dental formula of 2:1:2:3 on both the upper and lower jaws (Fleagle, 1988). This species had high shearing crests (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of around 50.0 kilograms (Fleagle, 1988).

RANGE:
Theropithecus brumpti was found in East Africa during the late Pliocene epoch (Fleagle, 1988).

DIET:
Based upon the dental morphology, the high shearing crests of the teeth, this was a folivorous species (Fleagle, 1988).

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

Last updated: November 17, 2001

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