Sivapithecus


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Related to Sivapithecus: Australopithecus, Ramapithecus
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fossil primates found in India

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meteai bore a close evolutionary relationship to Sivapithecus.
The Harvard investigator also argues that the shape of Sivapithecus arm bones differs substantially from those of Dryopithecus, indicating no direct evolutionary relationship between these ancient apes.
The first discovery of substantial limb remains from an ancient ape known as Sivapithecus, unearthed from 9- to 11-million-year-old sediments in Pakistan, raises perplexing questions about the creature's evolutionary standing.
Although previously excavated skull fragments indicated Sivapithecus was an early cousin of the orangutan, two new upper-arm bones more closely resemble those of chimpanzees, gorillas and many monkeys, assert anthropologists David Pilbeam of Harvard University and his colleagues.
From about 15 million to 7 million years ago, as many as five genera on the orangutan lineage lived throughout central Europe and Asia, including Ouranopithecus, Sivapithecus in south Asia and Lufengpithecus in China, Delson contends.
africanus is comparable to that previously measured in modern humans and in Sivapithecus, an 8-million-year-old ancestor of modern orangutans.
Leakey and Walker originally assigned the find to another genus, Sivapithecus.
with Sivapithecus sitting in as the contestant-stumping guest.
Over the past decade, Lufeng has yielded the largest known collection of Ramapithecus and Sivapithecus bones, including several skulls, jaws and more than 1,000 teeth.