Rhinocolobus turkanensis


Rhinocolobus turkanensis had a dental formula of 2:1:2:3 on both the upper and lower jaws (Fleagle, 1988). This species had a pronounced snout and a deep face (Fleagle, 1988). This species had an average body mass of around 21.0 kilograms (Fleagle, 1988). Skeletal remains suggest that this was an arboreal monkey (Fleagle, 1988).

Rhinocolobus turkanensis was found in eastern Africa and occurred during the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene (Fleagle, 1988).

Based upon the dental morphology this species was probably a folivorous species (Fleagle, 1988).

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

Last updated: November 16, 2001

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