Mesopithecus Wagner 1839 (monkey)

Mammalia - Primates - Cercopithecidae

Parent taxon: Colobinae according to E. Delson et al. 2005

See also Heintz et al. 1981, McKenna and Bell 1997 and Schlosser 1877

Sister taxa: Colobus, Dolichopithecus, Nasalis, Presbytis, Procolobus, Pygathrix, Rhinopithecus, Semnopithecus, Simias, Trachypithecus

Subtaxa: Mesopithecus monspessulanus Mesopithecus pentelicus

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Ecology: arboreal frugivore-folivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Bulgaria (1 collection), Italy (1), Romania (1)

• Miocene of Afghanistan (1), Bulgaria (1), Greece (4), Italy (1), Macedonia (1), Ukraine (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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