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Newly Recognized Mandible of Ramapithecus

Nature volume 222, pages 10931094 (14 June 1969) | Download Citation

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A “new” mandible of Ramapithecus punjabicus from the Siwalik deposits of West Pakistan has been discovered in the fossil primate collections in the British Museum (Natural History). R. punjabicus is the earliest hominoid which can plausibly be considered a hominid, and is of late Miocene/early Pliocene age1,2. This find is important because it provides new information on the dental, mandibular and symphyseal morphology of this interesting Tertiary primate.

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    • DAVID PILBEAM

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