Gigantopithecus von Koenigswald 1935 (ape)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

Full reference: G. H. R. von Koenigswald. 1935. Eine fossile Saügetierfauna mit Simia aus Südchina. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen. SerB Palaeontol Geol Phys Chem Anthropol 38:872-879

Parent taxon: Ramapithecinae according to R. F. Kay 1982

See also McKenna and Bell 1997, Pilbeam et al. 1977 and Simons and Chopra 1969

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Gigantopithecus bilaspurensis Gigantopithecus blacki Gigantopithecus giganteus

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Type: Gigantopithecus blacki

Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of China (2 collections), Vietnam (2)

• Pliocene of India (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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