Sivapithecus sivalensis

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Title

Sivapithecus sivalensis

Fossil Item Type Metadata

Discoverer(s)

Lydekker

Location (Country)

India

Site (Name)

Ramanagar

Discovery Date

1879

Specimen/Species Time Range

13.65 to 11.1 Ma

Specimen Data (Morphology)

ground dwelling omnivore

Largest and most varied group from Turkey through India/Pakistan and east to southern china
highly derived

Dished face, broad cheekbones, projecting upper jaws and incisors

Facial features similar to a modern orangutan. Suggests a close evolutionary relationship

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Sivapithecus sivalensis
Date Added
April 15, 2017
Item Type
Fossil
Citation
“Sivapithecus sivalensis,” Hominid Fossil Repository, accessed September 21, 2019, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/hominidfossils/items/show/63.