Ramapithecus meaning Rama's ape) was an arboreal (tree-living) primate that was probably an ancestor of modern-day orangutans . This extinct ape lived roughly 14 to 8 million years ago, during the Miocene epoch . The first fossils were found in 1932 by Edward G. Lewis. Fossils have been discovered in northern India, Pakistan, and eastern Africa. Un
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fossil primate genus dating from the Middle and Late Miocene epochs (about 16.6 to 5.3 million years ago). For a time in the 1960s and `70s ... [2 related articles]
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Ramapithecus (rämuputhē'kus, –pith'u–) , an extinct group of primates that lived from about 12 to 14 million years ago, for a time regarded as a possible ancestor of Australopithecus and, therefore, of modern humans. Fossils of Ramapithecus were discovered in N India a...
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