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Dryopithecus

[drahy-oh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-] /ˌdraɪ oʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi-/
noun
1.
an extinct genus of generalized hominoids that lived in Europe and Africa during the Miocene Epoch and whose members are characterized by small molars and incisors.
2.
one of the four subgenera of this genus, limited to Europe.
Compare dryomorph, Proconsul.
Origin of Dryopithecus
< New Latin (1856) < Greek drŷ(s) tree, oak + -o- -o- + píthēkos monkey
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