Theropithecus oswaldi

Theropithecus oswaldi

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Theropithecus oswaldi

Theropithecus oswaldi is an extinct species of Theropithecus from the early to middle Pleistocene of Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Africa, Spain, Morocco and Algeria. It appears to have been a specialised grazer. The species went extinct in South Africa around 1.0 Ma. Having existed alongside hominins like Homo erectus, it is likely that conflict with early humans played a role in their extinction as a site has been found with many juveniles butchered. It is remarkable for its large size compared to other old world monkeys.

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1. Theropithecus oswaldi Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theropithecus_oswaldi

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