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Oreopithecus

[awr-ee-oh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-kuh s, ohr-] /ˌɔr i oʊˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌoʊr-/
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a genus of fossil primate from the Miocene coal deposits of Italy, formerly considered to be a possible hominid.
Origin of Oreopithecus
< New Latin < Greek ore- (stem of óros) hill, mountain + -o- -o- + píthēkos ape
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