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Samburupithecus kiptalami Ishida and Pickford 1997 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates

PaleoDB taxon number: 97192

Full reference: H. Ishida and M. Pickford. 1997. A new late Miocene hominoid from Kenya: Samburupithecus kiptalami gen. et sp. nov. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences, Serie II 325(10):823-829

Belongs to Samburupithecus according to H Ishida and M Pickford 1997

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: KNM SH 8531, a maxilla. Its type locality is Samburu Hills Site SH 22, which is in a Tortonian/Miocene fluvial-lacustrine conglomerate in the Namurungule Formation of Kenya.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore