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Kenyapithecus

[ken-yuh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-kuh s, keen-] /ˌkɛn yəˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs, ˌkin-/
noun
1.
a genus of fossil hominoids of middle Miocene age found in Kenya and having large molars, small incisors, and powerful chewing muscles.
Origin of Kenyapithecus
1960-1965
1960-65; < New Latin, equivalent to Kenya Kenya + pithēcus ape < Greek píthēkos
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