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Samburupithecus kiptalami

Mammalia - Primates

Taxonomy
Samburupithecus kiptalami was named by Ishida and Pickford (1997). Its type specimen is KNM SH 8531, a maxilla, and it is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Samburu Hills Site SH 22, which is in a Tortonian/Miocene fluvial-lacustrine conglomerate in the Namurungule Formation of Kenya. It is the type species of Samburupithecus.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1997Samburupithecus kiptalami Ishida and Pickford p. 824

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
RankNameAuthor
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
Placentalia
EuarchontogliresMurphy et al. 2001
Euarchonta
orderPrimates
Euprimateformes
EuprimatesHoffstetter 1978
infraorderHaplorhini(Pocock 1918)
suborderAnthropoideaMivart 1864
infraorderCatarrhiniGeoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1812
superfamilyHominoideaGray 1825
genusSamburupithecus
specieskiptalami

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialsubc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: arborealo
Diet: omnivoreo
Created: 2005-08-26 13:27:51
Modified: 2005-08-26 15:27:51
Source: o = order, subc = subclass, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Nowak 1999, Hendy et al. 2009, Ji et al. 2002

Age range: base of the Tortonian to the top of the Late/Upper Miocene or 11.62000 to 5.33300 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Tortonian - Late/Upper Miocene11.62 - 5.333Kenya Samburupithecus kiptalami (type locality: 28318)