Papio Erxleben 1777 (baboon)

Mammalia - Primates - Cercopithecidae

Papio Mller 1773 was suppressed by the ICZN in 1982 (opinion 1199) in favor of Papio Erxleben 1977, and the type species was set as Cynocephalus papio Desmarest 1820.

Alternative spelling: Simia (Papio)

Synonym: Cynocephalus Cuvier and Geoffroy 1795

Parent taxon: Papionina according to J. Xing et al. 2005

See also Gray 1825, McKenna and Bell 1997, Melville 1970 and Thomas 1893

Sister taxa: Cercocebus, Theropithecus

Subtaxa: Papio anubis Papio cynocephalus Papio hamadryas Papio papio Papio porcarius Papio thoth

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Ecology: arboreal frugivore-folivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Ethiopia (5), Kenya (9), South Africa (34), Sudan (1), Swaziland (2), Tanzania (4), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Bulgaria (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1), South Africa (6)

• Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Malawi (1), Tajikistan (2), Tanzania (3)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (1)

Total: 77 collections including 84 occurrences

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