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Sivapithecus

[siv-uh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-kuh s]
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  1. a genus of extinct Miocene primates of Asia that resemble the modern orangutan.

Origin of Sivapithecus

< New Latin, equivalent to Siva (< Sanskrit śiva Shiva) + Greek píthēkos ape
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  • Palæopithecus, Dryopithecus, Palæosimia, and Sivapithecus are extinct simians.

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