Griphopithecus is a prehistoric ape from the Miocene of Turkey and Central Europe.

Temporal range: 13.65–11.1 Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Dryopithecinae
Tribe: Kenyapithecini
Genus: Griphopithecus
Abel 1902[1]


Griphopithecus has been consistently grouped with stem hominoids. The material therefore indicates the range of hominoid locomotor anatomy in mid-Miocene Europe, rather than a specifically crown hominoid anatomy.


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  1. ^ S. B. Akad. Wien, Math.-Naturw. Cl., 111 (1) p. 177
  2. ^ King; Aiello; Andrews (1999). "Dental microwear of Griphopithecus alpani". Journal of Human Evolution. 36 (1): 3–31. doi:10.1006/jhev.1998.0258. PMID 9924132.
  3. ^ Kordos (2000). "New results of Hominoid research in the Carpathian Basin". Acta Biologica Szegediensis. 44 (1–4): 71–74.

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